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  • sushant

    December 19, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Hi All,

    What is aura in lightning experience ?

    please give  suggestions


  • Vikas Kumar

    January 9, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Hi sushant,
    Aura is a framework for developing apps for mobile and desktop devices. In existence since 2013, Aura enables developers to build apps that are independent of data that resides in Salesforce, so development can be less disruptive to day-to-day users. Aura also enables efficient development because applications don't need to be optimized per device.

  • shariq

    September 18, 2018 at 7:45 am


    The Lightning Component framework is built on the open source Aura framework. The Aura framework enables you to build apps completely independent of your data in Salesforce.
    The Aura framework is available at Note that the open source Aura framework has features and components that are not currently available in the Lightning Component framework. We are working to surface more of these features and components for Salesforce developers.

    The sample code in this guide uses out-of-the-box components from the Aura framework, such as aura:iteration and ui:button. The aura namespace contains components to simplify your app logic, and the ui namespace contains components for user interface elements like buttons and input fields. The force namespace contains components specific to Salesforce.


  • Parul

    September 18, 2018 at 10:45 am


    Aura is an open-source UI framework built by Salesforce for developing dynamic web apps for mobile and desktop devices. The lightning component framework is not different from the Aura framework rather it is a subset of the Aura framework.  The Lightning Component framework is built on the open-source Aura framework. However, the open-source Aura framework has some features that aren’t available to Lightning Component framework.

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