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Building Offline Web Apps with Service Worker

by Nik Molnar

Service Workers are the most significant addition to the web platform since the introduction of AJAX. This course will show you why, and help you leverage the power of Service Workers to make your web apps work without an internet connection.

What you'll learn

The web is built on one fundamental assumption: everyone has a stable internet connection, all the time – but that's certainly not true. In this course, Building Offline Web Apps with Service Worker, you'll learn everything you need to break this assumption. First, you'll learn about Service Workers and the new Caching API. Then, you'll discover prerequisite technologies like JavaScript promises and the Fetch API. Finally, you'll explore how to leverage the new cache API defined in the Service Worker specification. When you've finished with this course, you'll know everything you need to take you current web application to places it's never been before, places without internet connection.

About the author

Nik Molnar is a Program Manager at Microsoft and co-founder of Glimpse, an open source diagnostics and debugging tool. Nik lives in Austin, Texas where he specializes in web development, web performance, web API's, and community management. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and on technical podcasts. In his spare time, Nik can be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen, hanging with his wife, and working on other open source projects.

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