By Jeff Douglas (@jeffdonthemic)
Fun stuff coming out of Salesforce as we ramp up to Dreamforce! I had the opportunity to sit in on the “Intro to Aura” webinar a few hours ago and I thought I would blog on some key points that I came away with after the whirlwind hour. First of all this is a major initiative for Salesforce.com as it was hosted by Andrew Waite, Josh Kaplan and Doug Chasman (tech lead for aura and one of the Visualforce architects). The project is very early and probably will not even be in public beta till Spring 14 (safe harbor).
First of all what is Aura and why is it so significant? Aura is a UI framework for developing dynamic web apps for mobile and desktop devices (with or without Force.com), while providing a scalable long-lived lifecycle to support building apps engineered for growth. Probably one of the most significant factors is that the project is entirely open source. This is a very big accomplishment for Salesforce.com as I believe it’s the first time they will accept external contributions and roll them back into a fully supported Salesforce product. They are really reaching out to the developer community for input and support to make this a success for all of us.
Some key features of aura include…
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