Join us and discover the new Spring ’22 Release features for admins and developers. We know each release brings with it lots of amazing new functionality and there can be a lot to digest. With Learn MOAR, we’re packaging the release and bringing it to you in an easy-to-digest format with blogs, videos, and more.
Spring ’22 is in the air!
It’s easy to get started!
- Dig into the Trailhead trailmixes with the key release highlights for admins or developers, or both!
- Follow along each day as we publish blogs highlighting all the great new features on both the Salesforce Admin and Salesforce Developer blogs.
- Register for the Release Readiness Live broadcasts to hear about new features from product experts on February 4, 2022 to see highlights in action.
Follow and complete a Learn MOAR Spring ’22 trailmix for Admins or Developers by March 31, 2022 11:59 pm PT to earn a special community badge and enter for a chance to win one of five $200 USD Salesforce Certification vouchers. Restrictions apply. Learn how to participate and review the Official Rules by visiting the Trailhead Quests page.
Generally Available features
The Salesforce Spring ’22 Release brings fantastic new features for developers! We have put together our round up of new features that should be top of mind for developers! There are many long awaited features that are now Generally Available (GA) in the latest release.
Lightning Web Security (LWS) is a new client-side security architecture that runs alongside your Lighting Web Components (LWC). It gives you a lot more flexibility, as well as greater security when creating your Lightning Web Components. LWS isn’t enabled by default, and we suggest testing in a sandbox before enabling the feature in production.
External Services have been given a huge upgrade this release thanks to great feedback from the community! You’ve been asking and you can now register more specs with OpenAPI 3.0 Support. There are many more updates that you can check out including the ability to access External Services as a Guest User in experience cloud.
Lightning Design System Styling Hooks allow you to customize the look and feel of a number of base components. You can check out the full list of components that support styling hooks on the Lightning Design System Website.
UI Test Automation Model (UTAM) makes it easier than ever to get started with UI testing on Salesforce. It uses the Page Object design standard to generate pages for testing. You can learn more about UTAM at utam.dev.
You can now use Lightning Web Components inside of Tableau CRM! This means that you can build even more customized dashboards by creating reusable LWCs that you can drop anywhere in your dashboards. The components you build have access to all of the data and events that are available in the dashboard and can help create a powerful experience.
There are also a number of enhancements to existing features. It’s great news for developers and admins alike that Permission Set Groups are now available in Apex Test Classes. When running tests, you can now run the
calculatePermissionSetGroup() method in your test to set up the required permissions.
The Lightning Datatable Base Component has also received some much awaited enhancements that now allow you to programmatically set a field to edit mode. For example, you can set a field to “Edit” from a button on the page.
Preview and Pilot features
There are also some great new Developer Preview and Pilot features that we are very excited about! You may have already heard of Lightning Web Runtime (LWR) on Node.js at Dreamforce, well now it’s officially in Developer Preview. With LWR, you can create standalone LWC applications while still using your preferred tooling and code.
Now in Beta, you can generate your own OpenAPI 3.0 Specification that represents a number of sObject REST API Resources. This will help any Salesforce Developers streamline integration with their Salesforce Org.
There is now a Pilot for using DataWeave in Apex to enhance data transformation support. It makes data transformation easier to code, more scalable, and efficient.
Salesforce Adapters and Event Relays for AWS are also now in Pilot. These adapters will automatically discover and connect the available data services in your AWS account so that admins and developers can use the data in Salesforce. In addition, event relays simplify bi-directional interactions between AWS services and Salesforce, which accelerates your application development.
LearnMOAR this week
Product Managers and Developer Relations are back to share the latest features and functionality to help you develop faster with new content from Developer Relations covering their favorite new features. Make sure to check out Release Readiness Live on Friday February 4th at 9:00 PST. Lastly, and keep an eye on the Salesforce Developers blog for more posts on Spring ’22!
To learn even more, check out the Spring ’22 trailmix.
About the author
Stephan Chandler-Garcia is a Senior Developer Evangelist at Salesforce. He focuses on application development, security, and Experience Cloud. You can follow him on Twitter @stephanwcg.