Customizing Salesforce with Lightning Components: Getting Started

The Lightning Component Framework was used to completely redesign the Salesforce CRM product. In this course, you'll learn tips for how you can use that same framework to easily customize your own Salesforce org.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 10, 2017
Duration
2h 50m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introducing Lightning Development
Getting Started with Lightning Components
Working with Controllers and Data
Working with the Lightning Data Service
Using Lightning Components with Actions
Migrating from Visualforce to Lightning
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 10, 2017
Duration
2h 50m
Description

In this course, Customizing Salesforce with Lightning Components: Getting Started, you'll learn how to easily customize Salesforce with the new Lightning Component framework, which includes all the tools and technologies needed to build responsive and efficient components for any device. First, you'll cover the basics of building Lightning Components, and how to work with data using built-in components such as the Lightning Data Service. Next, you'll explore Lightning alternatives for the traditional JavaScript buttons that so many orgs have now. Finally, you'll learn about the most efficient way to migrate from Visualforce to Lightning. Although, many things have changed during the evolution of the Lightning Component framework, don't worry, you'll learn what you need to know to get up to "lightning" speed. By the end of this course, you'll be well on your journey towards customizing your org with Lightning components.

About the author
About the author

Sara Morgan Nettles is a Certified Salesforce Advanced Developer and Platform Developer I and II, who began her software development career twenty years ago working primarily with Microsoft technologies. She now focuses on bridging the gap between .NET and Salesforce and has written numerous books and articles, as well as being a regular speaker at Dreamforce

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello everyone, My name is Sara Morgan Nettles and welcome to my course, Getting Started Customizing Salesforce with Lightning Components. I am a certified Salesforce advanced developer and platform one and two developer. I am also a senior developer at Synaptic AP where I work with a team of experts to deliver Salesforce based solutions in a variety of industries. This course is all about how developers like you can take the same tools and technologies used to completely redesign Salesforce's flagship CRM software and use them to customize and enhance your own Salesforce orgs. I am talking about the Lightning Component Framework which has gone through a lot of changes in the past few releases. If you happened to have checked out the framework when it was first introduced, then I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised to see some of the features that have been added recently. This course covers the basics of building Lightning components, how to work with data in your Salesforce org, using some of the built-in components such as the Lightning data service. Lightning alternatives for the traditional JavaScript buttons that so many orgs have now. And finally, some guidance on how best to migrate from Visualforce to Lightning. By the end of this course you'll feel comfortable working with the Lightning Component Framework and should have a good idea of some things that you can do right away to start customizing your own Salesforce org. Before beginning the course, you should be comfortable working with Salesforce, but if you're not then you'll find some excellent resources here on Pluralsight and the Apex Academy. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn all about the Lightning Component Framework with the Getting Started Customizing Salesforce with Lightning Components course at Pluralsight.