Recently, Salesforce has released Lightning Web Components. By this move, the Lightning platform exceeded one step closer to using web standards of UI development. It is really a good move by Salesforce community, as it helps in learning and utilizing skills which are not confined to the Salesforce ecosystem.
What is the Lightning Web Components?
The lightning Web components are somewhat similar to the existing Lightning Components but many things have changed on the architecture level. Where Lightning Components uses its own programming standards and component model, Lightning Web component uses modern web programming standards that allow developers to create web components which can work within Salesforce Lightning platform.
Lightning web components are more efficient and faster than the Lightning platform. In general, web components allows to combine UI and processing but Salesforce Lightning web components provide additional capabilities along with those. That includes security, access to server services/data. It provides security and lightning data services. With these additional capabilities, we can create standard web components compatible with Salesforce Lightning platform.
Compatible and easy to use — Lightning Web Components can run parallelly with Aura Components (Aura is the existing programming model, built by Salesforce in 2015) and, once created, can be similarly leveraged by admins and business users to create and customize apps with clicks, not code.
The usage of lightning web components is similar to custom lightning components. It can also be utilized to create standalone components, which can be embedded with the following:
Lightning Web Components is available now and will run in any Salesforce Org. To create a Lightning Web Component, customers will need an Enterprise, Unlimited, Performance or Developer Edition org.
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