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Progressive Web App Fundamentals

by Nik Molnar

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.

What you'll learn

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

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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