Salesforce Lightning Web Components Framework is Now Open Source, Supporting Vlocity's Customer Success Mission

Salesforce Lightning Web Components Framework

Summary of article by Todd R. Weiss for Channel Futures

The CRM vendor expects the move to help grow its community and user base throughout enterprise IT.

“It makes us feel that this is going to be as close to native as possible,” which will give important capabilities to users and customers, said Garcia. “For Vlocity, it means that we can be on the cutting edge. For us to use the latest and greatest with Salesforce really adds to our mission.”

Vlocity builds vertical apps on the Salesforce platform for a wide range of customers, particularly in the insurance, telecom, energy and utility company verticals, he said.

Diego Garcia - Vlocity

Diego Garcia, Senior Engineering Manager, Vlocity

Vlocity developers have been talking for quite a while with Salesforce about the idea of making the code open source to offer more capabilities for customers and developers, according to Schellack.

For Vlocity, it means that we can be on the cutting edge. For us to use the latest and greatest with Salesforce really adds to our mission.

– Diego Garcia, Senior Engineering Manager, Vlocity

“From us it was one of the main requests from the team and it was definitely something we talked about from day one,” he said. “We were crossing our fingers until we heard about this happening. There’s a lot of excitement right now on the engineering side of our office now that this is publicly out there.”

For Vlocity, the move to make Lightning Web Components into an open source project will help better serve customers and will also help to recruit new developers who want to join in on the effort, he said. “People are excited about using this,” he said. “It doesn’t have that enterprise feel anymore. It’s open source and it’s exciting.”

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