Accessing data in lightening components was little difficult when compared to Visualforce pages. During winter17, a new technology was released to access, edit, or delete records in lightening components. The technology was Salesforce Lightning Data Services (LDS) that has made interaction with databases quicker without any need of APEX methods. Most importantly, it improves overall performance and UI consistency too. In this blog, we will focus on the concept how benefits of LDS were actually realized by the enterprises.

At the higher level, Salesforce LDS is an improvement over Visualforce standard controller. Based on the mark-ups only, one record can be loaded into lightning components and it can be modified quickly based on the requirements. In the diagram below, we will explain the LDS architecture first before discussing on the path to enterprise excellence with Salesforce LDS.

As you can see in the diagram, LDS has built-in cache mechanism to handle queries and it optimizes interaction with database well. The components that are frequently accessed stored into the cache and they can be loaded quickly whenever required by the Lightning developers.

How is user-experience improved with Salesforce LDS?

When the market is growing at an incredible pace, there is need to deliver world-class user experienced to achieve the Company goals. This is true that satisfied customer base has a direct impact on the financial success of an organization. Let us have a quick look How Salesforce LDS framework can help here-

  • Salesforce improved user-experiences helps to retain existing customers and it helps in creating fresh customer base too.
  • The lightning services bridge the gap between organizations and customers.
  • Salesforce LDS framework helps to launch new apps quickly to cater wide customer demands.
  • Salesforce LDS framework makes sure that Lightning stays updated as per current industry standards by delivering quick enhancements and extensions.
  • The success of any framework depends on its accommodating capabilities of rapid changes and evolving market trends. Salesforce LDS framework works in the same direction and it is considered as future of CRM industry for lightning component management.

Your Best way to approach Salesforce Lightning

Lightning is the future of Salesforce that represents entirely new abilities to build user-friendly apps for different platforms, devices, or contexts. To realize the actual benefits of the Lightning technology, you need to understand each piece of the platform deeply. The deep understanding of the platform will help you to design your path to excellence with Salesforce Lightning Data Services.

Deep dive into Salesforce Lightning Platform

  • Lightning Experience

This is the heart of lightning platform that purely emphasis on delivering improved user-experiences with notable enhancements. This is the modern technology that optimizes any interface for speed. It ensures completely redefined home interface with enhanced workspaces, dashboards and other navigation features.

  • Lightning Framework

The objective of the framework is to design reusable components and customized apps with incredible lightning features. This is the engine of platform powers all other features in the Salesforce Lightning. It allows a single component to configure in multiple ways to enhance the overall reusability and assure declarative customizations for the customers.

  • Lightning App Builder

This is a drag-drop technology to ease the process of app customization and app building.Traditionally, app creation was a time-consuming process generally restricts organizations to meet customer needs in a timely fashion. Lightning App Builder is a user-friendly tool that helps people in app-building even if they belong to the non-technical background. This technology leads trailblazing productivity than ever it was done in past.

  • Lightning Out

This is a most innovative style to access data even outside of Salesforce servers. Take an example where you want to access data from third-party web application SharePoint. Lightning Out technology enables you to obtain desired information from third-party apps without Login to Salesforce server. This was an essential requirement by organizations where data access is not just limited to Salesforce servers only.

  • App Exchange for the component

This is a unified marketplace where third-party vendors can distribute or sell their components while businesses can buy the same components that were not available in Salesforce.

  • Lightning Bolt

This is a platform where organizations can build Lightning–based community templates that are 100 percent compatible with Lightning components and bring maximum benefits to the community users. The creation of community portal and integration for the same is much easier for quick deployment of community templates. You can design theme based templates as per your requirements by just drag and drop style development.

  • Design System

The design system contains plenty of CSS frameworks, UX guidelines, and design specifications that are helpful in building Lightning components and Lightning apps. All the pieces prepared with design system are consistent in look and feel. They just look pixel perfect in terms of colors, sizes, dimensions etc.

  • Lightning Data Services

Salesforce LDS is an improvement over Visualforce standard controller. Based on the mark-ups only, one record can be loaded into lightning components and it can be modified quickly based on the requirements.

Accessing data in lightening components was little difficult when compared to Visualforce pages. During winter17, a new technology was released to access, edit, or delete records in lightening components. The technology was Salesforce Lightning Data Services (LDS) that has made interaction with databases quicker without any need of APEX methods. Most importantly, it improves overall performance and UI consistency too.

  • Locker Services

Any new technology released in the market cannot be ranked higher if it does not have the strict security principles. The Salesforce Lightning platform works in the same direction. It addresses the security needs effectively with a guarantee of optimal performance and maximum protection from the cyber attacks.

That is it!

Now you must be ready to enjoy maximum benefits from Salesforce Lightning platform. It helps enterprises to better maintain and making maximum advancements to the existing cloud programs. Ultimately, Platform delivers transformational programs to innovate and maximize the overall benefits of the cloud technology.

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