Lightning Web Components vs Lightning components

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Lightning Web Components and Lightning components are great tools for creating user interfaces for Salesforce platform apps. Both are based on the open-source Aura framework and are used to create powerful, interactive, and reusable components for Salesforce apps. So which is the better option for your project? We’re here to help you decide.

Lightning components are the predecessor to Lightning Web Components. They are built using the Aura framework and are primarily used to create custom components on the Salesforce platform. Lightning components are best for creating components that are customized to a specific Salesforce app. They are relatively easy to use and have a large number of code examples available.

Lightning Web Components is a more modern framework built on the open source Lightning Web Components platform. It’s designed to be more lightweight and easier to use than its predecessor. It’s also more modular and supports modern web development concepts like Shadow DOM, HTML Templates, and CSS Modules.

So which should you choose?

If you’re looking for a more modern and lightweight framework that is easier to use and supports modern web development concepts, Lightning Web Components is the way to go.

If you have pre-existing Lightning Components and want to reuse them inside of the Lightning Web Component, that’s currently not supported.

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