Learning Progressive Web Apps: Building Modern Web Apps using Service Workers

June 14, 2021
Learning Progressive Web Apps: Building Modern Web Apps using Service Workers

Use Service Workers to Turbocharge Your Web Apps“You have made an excellent decision in picking up this book. IfI was just starting on my learning path to mastery of ProgressiveWeb Apps, there are not many folks I would trust more to get methere than John.”— Simon MacDonald, Developer Advocate, AdobeSoftware developers have two options for the apps they build:native apps targeting a specific device or web apps that run on anydevice. Building native apps is challenging, especially when yourapp targets multiple system types—i.e., desktop computers,smartphones, televisions—because user experience variesdramatically across devices.Service Workers—a relatively new technology—make it easier forweb apps to bridge the gap between native and web capabilities. InLearning Progressive Web Apps, author John M. Wargo demonstrateshow to use Service Workers to enhance the capabilities of a web appto create Progressive Web Apps (PWA). He focuses on thetechnologies that enable PWAs and how to use those technologies toenhance your web apps to deliver a more native-like experience.Build web apps a user can easily install on their local systemand that work offline or on low-quality networksUtilize caching strategies that give you control over which appresources are cached and whenDeliver background processing in a web applicationImplement push notifications that enable an app to easilyengage with users or trigger action from a remote serverThroughout the book, Wargo introduces each core concept andillustrates the implementation of each capability through severalcomplete, operational examples. You’ll start with simple web apps,then incrementally expand and extend them with state-of-the-artfeatures. All example source code is available on GitHub, andadditional resources are available on the author’s companion site,learningpwa.com.