Salesforce has made its Lightning Web Components open source. LWC is the company’s JavaScript framework utilized by developers to build apps on the Lightning Platform. Salesforce will showcase LWC this week at TrailheaDX, its fourth annual developer conference.

With open source, developers can build web components on the stack of their choice. Salesforce said open source will reach near parity with proprietary software at the enterprise level in two years, but that standard enterprise levels of trust and compatibility remain as barriers to open source deployment. Salesforce said its decision means developers  can  “build applications on any platform, using the tools and open languages of their choice”. The company said the move will also develop a community of enterprise JavaScript developers. “Open source software is a leading accelerant for innovation,”  Chris Kelly, Salesforce’s director of open source, said in a prepared statement. “With more companies than ever investing in open source, Salesforce is proud to continue its work supporting an open web by empowering developers with an enterprise-ready framework to build the next generation of connected experiences.” Developers can get started by visiting https://lwc.dev/ and https://github.com/salesforce/lwc.

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