This standards-based Salesforce programming model gives developers the freedom to use the tools they like to build components — reusable building blocks for creating Lightning apps and experiences.
By using Lightning Web Components in conjunction with other Lightning developer services and low-code tools, organizations can better utilize all of their existing developer and admin resources to collaboratively build high-performing web experiences.
Shifting to a standards-based model
However, there remains a massive shortage of developer talent today. Research shows there are approximately 250,000 unfilled developer jobs in the U.S. alone. Consequently, this threatens to slow the pace of innovation for many organizations.
Salesforce combining developer services and low-code tools
The Lightning Platform already includes a host of other powerful developer services to quickly implement enterprise app capabilities.
In addition, companies can combine Lightning Web Components with the broader Lightning Platform capabilities. These capabilities include pro-code tools like Salesforce DX; low-code solutions like Lightning App Builder and Lightning Flow; and enterprise services like Salesforce Einstein and Salesforce IoT. Consequently, companies can build large-scale customer experiences, extend the functionality of CRM, create apps for specific departments ranging from HR to finance, and more.