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what are the Lightning components and where we can use Lightning?what are the advantage of Lightning components?

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Himanshu ParasharHimanshu Parashar
The Lightning Component framework is a UI framework for developing dynamic web apps for mobile and desktop devices. It’s a modern framework for building single-page applications engineered for growth.

The framework supports partitioned multi-tier component development that bridges the client and server. It uses JavaScript on the client side and Apex on the server side.

For a quick introduction, watch this video:


Components are the self-contained and reusable units of an app. They represent a reusable section of the UI, and can range in granularity from a single line of text to an entire app.

Advantage of Lightning component

1. Create Standalone Apps
2. Create Lightning Components for Salesforce1
3. Create Point-and-Click Lighting  app using Lightning App Builder from existing lighting component available in App Exchange