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    Salesforce | Sanjana Sanjana #311

    What is the difference between SLDS and Aura Components?

    What is the difference between Salesforce Lightning Design System and Aura Components?


    Salesforce | suniti suniti #313

    Hello Sanjana

    Aura is an open-source UI framework built by Salesforce for developing dynamic web apps for mobile and desktop devices.To build lightning components in salesforce lightning we use the Lightning component framework. 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.

    Thank you.

    Salesforce | Parul Parul #2


    By Using SLDS We can make our apps responsive and can also provide Look and feel similar to the Lightning Experience.

    It provides a robust grid system because of which It is easier to build responsive layouts that works elegantly across different screen sizes.

    Aura Components

    Using Aura Framework We can build apps completely independent of the Data present in our Salesforce org.

    When we use Lightning Components Framework We do not need to worry about the optimization of our apps for different devices as Components take care of that by themselves.



    Salesforce | shariq shariq #1


    Differences Between SLDS and Aura :-


    First of all Salesforce Lightning Design System is a CSS based framework.
    Used for creating dynamic apps while on the other hand Lightning Components Framework uses aura components for creating the dynamic apps.


    In case of Lightning Components Framework We need to write two Controllers one for client side and the other one for server side. while in case of Salesforce Lightning Design System we need to write only one controller which will be a server side controller.
    Note:The client side Controller that we will write for Lightning Components Framework would be written using java script while the server side controller will be written using apex.


    By using Lightning Components Framework we can build an app which will be completely independent of salesforce data while in case of Salesforce Lightning Design System(SLDS) do need some salesforce data which can be accessed using Javascript Remote Objects.


    Lightning Components Framework are client-side centric while Salesforce Lightning Design System are server-side centric.


    Because Lightning Components are client side centric therefore they are better.
    Equipped for creating dynamic web apps then Salesforce Lightning Design System.


    As mentioned above Lightning Components are client side centric therefore they are more mobile friendly as compared to the Salesforce Lightning Design System(SLDS).


    In Lightning Component Framework Event Driven programming such as Javascript and java swing is used for writing helpers which responds to Interface events as they occur but in Salesforce Designing System there is no such concept of Event Driven Programming.


    Because In the Lightning Component Framework we need to create two controllers and also it uses event driven programming language such as Javascript therefore it is much for complex as compared to the Salesforce Lightning Design System(SLDS)

    Hope this helps.

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