Sara Has No Limits: Why Lightning Base Components are so Awesome

Overview of Out-of-the-Box Base Lightning UI Components That Apply Salesforce Lightning Design System (SLDS) Styling

In the Winter ‘17 release, Salesforce introduced Base Lightning Components in an attempt to reach parity with out-of-the-box Visualforce components. In this blog, Sara Morgan Nettles gives an overview of how Base Lightning Components work.

Different from the legacy components in the ui:* namespace, these new Base Lightning Components implement Salesforce Lightning Design System (SLDS), have built-in validation, and simplify the code required to implement them.

Most developers can’t afford to waste time tracking down specific CSS tags as well as add custom validation code to the JavaScript controller. Base Lightning Components provide an out-of-the-box solution for developers for entering and displaying data.