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Play by Play: Understanding Lightning Web Components for Salesforce Developers

by Chuck Liddell and Don Robins

This course provides an in-depth review of the new Lightning Web Component programming model with attention paid to helping map an existing understanding of Aura components onto the concepts that exist in the new framework programming model.

What you'll learn

Play by Play is a series in which top technologists work through a problem in real time, unrehearsed, and unscripted. In this course, Play by Play: Understanding Lightning Web Components for Salesforce Developers, Chuck Liddell and Don Robins treat the topic like an onion, peeling back one layer at time. First they introduce Lightning Web Components (LWC) conceptually, and then demo some simple syntax and examples. Next, they dig into conversation around comparing and contrasting Aura versus LWCs, delve into more abstract concepts and advanced thinking, and finally explore some quite complex use cases in Aura and how they apply (or not) in LWCs. By the end of this course, you’ll have a solid understanding of the new Lightning Web Component model, how you can preserve any investment in the existing Aura Component model, and when you would leverage each model in your Salesforce application development.

About the authors

Chuck comes from the trenches of enterprise Salesforce development. A developer and consultant on the platform for the last decade, he holds 21 Salesforce certifications and is a Salesforce MVP. Entrepreneurial by nature, he took his most recent startup, Valence, an ISV with a native integration product on the AppExchange through the inaugural batch of the Salesforce Incubator. First and foremost a technology architect, Chuck focuses on communication: between technical and business teams, dispar... more

Don Robins is a well known Salesforce MVP, instructor, author, and speaker. A custom business application developer for more decades than he cares to admit, he focuses on Salesforce technical instruction and knowledge sharing. Certified as a Platform II Developer and an award winning Salesforce Instructor, he's presented and taught at annual Dreamforce conferences since 2010. He delivers Salesforce developer classes and workshops around the US and abroad, and manages a team of instructors ... more

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