Progressive Web App Fundamentals

There's a set of technologies, which when used together, supercharge web apps so they can compete with native apps. This course will introduce each of them, and teach you to convert existing apps into Progressive Web Apps - and to engage users.
Course info
Rating
(24)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 8, 2017
Duration
2h 56m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Rating
(24)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 8, 2017
Duration
2h 56m
Description

The web is one of the most powerful and ubiquitous application delivery platform in the world. And yet, in recent years it's become an underdog, overshadowed by native applications brokered through costly app stores. In this course, Progressive Web App Fundamentals, you'll learn the fundamentals of Progressive Web Apps. First, you'll discover how to create installable web apps with Application Manifests. Next, you'll explore how to send push notifications. Finally, you'll learn how to achieve background syncing and how to automate testing of Progressive Web Apps. Once you've finished this course, you'll know how to turn your standard web app into something that's installable, works offline, and can more deeply engage users via push notifications using nothing more than a browser and your existing web development tool set.

About the author
About the author

Nik Molnar is a Microsoft MVP and co-founder of Glimpse, an open source diagnostics and debugging tool.

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Transcript
Transcript

Hi everyone, my name is Nik Molnar and welcome to my course Progressive Web App Fundamentals. I am a Program Manager at Microsoft, and long-time web developer and web enthusiast.

The web is the most powerful and ubiquitous application delivery platform in the world. And yet, in recent years it’s become an underdog, overshadowed by native applications brokered through costly app stores.

But the introduction of a set of new technologies, which when used together, supercharge existing web applications into powerful “Progressive Web Applications” have the web poised to steal back the spotlight it so rightfully deserves - and engage users more deeply than ever.

In this course, we are going to learn the fundamentals of Progressive Web Apps, covering application manifests, push notifications, background syncing as well as the best practices and recommendations you should follow to make a truly great app.

By the end of this course you’ll know how to turn your standard, existing web app into something that’s installable, works offline and can more deeply engage users with push notifications using nothing more than a browser and your existing web development tool set.

Before beginning the course you should be familiar with JavaScript and Service Workers, which are covered fully in my Pluralsight course called Building Offline Web Apps with Service Worker course.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey to learn how to supercharge the web with the Progressive Web App Fundamentals course, at Pluralsight.