Winter 17: Replacing JavaScript Buttons With Lightning Actions

Winter 17 hasJS introduced a whole bunch of new enhancements for Lightning and I will be blogging about a lot of them in the next few weeks, but one of my favorites is the new Lightning Actions that provide the ability to replace all those JavaScript buttons you may have littered about your org.

Ok, now anyone that has an org with more than one JavaScript button, just read that last statementdreamstime_xl_25648715 and probably thought, “Say what? I have to replace JavaScript buttons with something new? What about just migrating the existing buttons to Lightning?”

Can’t do it.

Why? Well, in three words, “Big Security Concerns

Yep. the kind that can bring an org to it’s knees and one that also can’t be resolved by providing some simple migration tool that converts existing buttons into Lightning actions automagically.

The bad news here is that you are going to have to do some real work to get all those buttons converted into Lightning actions. But, the good news is that once you do it, you will probably be very happy that you did and your org will certainly be more secure as a result.

And to help you get to that point, the Salesforce development group has started a new blog series titled, “JavaScript Buttons, Lightning and You“. This three part series will step you through what you need to know to move towards Lightning Actions. I also plan to cover this very topic as part of the new Lightning course I am working on (more on that later).

So, take some time to check out the new blog series and learn why you might be better off starting your transition to Lightning by first converting all those buttons to actions.

And stay tuned for more info about my upcoming Pluralsight course.

 

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