Front-end development in Salesforce

Creating exceptional user experiences through front-end development in Salesforce with Nikhil Karkra

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This week on Talent Hub Talk, we’re joined by Nikhil Karkra, who shares his journey as a Front-end Developer in the Salesforce ecosystem. He discusses his education and early career, including his transition to IT and front-end development.

Nikhil explains the role of a Front-end Developer in Salesforce and the challenges they face, such as keeping up with JavaScript frameworks and building responsive and accessible designs. He highlights the evolution of front-end development in Salesforce, from the Aura framework to Lightning Web Components (LWC) and Lightning Web Runtime (LWR). Nikhil emphasises the importance of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript fundamentals unfollowing this career and the need to stay updated with new frameworks. He also discusses the role of low-code development tools like OmniStudio and the importance of UX knowledge for Front-end Developers.

Nikhil shares his content on YouTube and his blog, and he encourages aspiring Front-end Developers to start with Trailhead and explore other resources.


Key takeaways from the episode:

  • Front-end development in Salesforce requires knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, with a focus on building responsive and accessible designs.
  • Salesforce has evolved from the Aura framework to Lightning Web Components (LWC) and Lightning Web Runtime (LWR), providing better performance and customizability.
  • Low-code development tools like OmniStudio reduce the workload of Developers and allow for pixel-perfect application development. Front-end Developers in Salesforce need to have a design mindset and understand customer experience to make informed decisions about UI components. There is an increasing demand for skilled Front-end Developers in Salesforce as businesses prioritise good-looking and user-friendly applications.



(00:00) Education and early career

(02:22) Transition to Salesforce

(03:31) Role as a Front-end Developer in Salesforce

(06:05) Challenges as a front-end developer

(08:05) Evolution of Salesforce front-end development

(10:14) Fundamentals of front-end development

(11:33)Transitioning to frameworks

(13:23) OmniStudio and low-code development

(15:47) Front-end development and UX

(18:49) Differentiators and advanced front-end development

(20:10) Increasing demand for Salesforce Front-end Developers

(21:02) Educational content and learning resources


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