Category: Lightning Experience

Classic Apps vs Lightning Apps

Since Lightning Experience was released, the concept of Classic App and Lightning Apps came up.

  • Classic App: an application that has been built in the Classic UI. You can make it visible in Lightning Experience, but that does not convert it into a Lightning App.
  • Lightning App: an application that has been built in the Lightning Experience UI.

In this post I want to talk about the benefits that Lightning Apps introduce, with an extra bonus of things to take into account if you are an ISV who builds managed packages.

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Showing a context sensitive pop-up in Classic & Lightning Experience detail pages

Last week I was exploring the options to show a context sensitive pop-up in record detail pages. The pop-up needed to use the sObject name of the record that was being visualised in the detail page. I wanted this functionality to be available in classic and Lightning Experience. So I spent some time exploring the options that we have to do this. Are Lightning Components ready to fulfil my requirements?

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Lightning Components for admins!

Last week I had the pleasure of giving a talk in the Woman In Technology user group in Paris. As the members of the group are mainly admins, and I am a developer, I wanted to talk about something that I was familiar with but that they could understood and use in their daily work. Having seen all the new Lightning features that come with Winter 17 release, I thought that a good option could be doing a summary of the many ways we can use Lightning Components in Lightning Experience and Salesforce1. This is, not talk about developing Lightning Components, but about configuring Salesforce to use them.

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