For the next 6 weeks, we’ll launch two new Salesforce1 Lightning challenges designed to help you sharpen your Lightning skills. We may even publish some winners on the AppExchange for Components! Lightning components and apps are the future of the Salesforce1 platform and these challenges are a great way to learn before the paying challenges start rolling out.
If you are new to Lightning, you should check out the developer trail for Lightning components. It is a great way to get a quick start developing resuable UI components to power modern apps!
Salesforce1 Lightning is a new, easy way to build responsive applications for any screen and includes a number of exciting tools for developers:
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Click the "Login In" button on developer.salesforce.com to sign up for a new Winter '15 Developer Org. This will have everything you need to get started..
If you have questions or would like to discuss Lighting in general, please use this forum. If you have questions regarding Lightning pertaining to any topcoder challenges you are participating in, please post them to the discussion forum for that challenge.
Our blog has a Build Your First Salesforce1 Lightning Component post complete with code to get you up and running.
This is a knows "feature" when dealing with async loadig resources. Take a look at ForceLogic's blog post for a solution.
If you want to get up and running quickly with Lightning developing, check out the Lightning Components Quick Start. It has everything you need to build your first 'hello world' component.
You can find the Developer Guide here along with a PDF version that you can download.
Yes! The Lightning Components Cheat Sheet has sample code, common methods, UI components and more for quick, easy access.