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Service Workers: Deep Dive

by Alex Mackey

Service Workers bring exciting scenarios such as offline usage and push notifications to the web. This course will cover everything you need to know about Service Workers from their origins, to implementation patterns, to testing considerations.

What you'll learn

Service Workers are a great addition to a web developer’s toolbox - enabling offline scenarios, performance enhancements, scenarios such as Push Notifications, and more! However, with this additional functionality comes complexity and also a few traps to watch out for.

In this course, Service Workers: Deep Dive, you’ll learn everything you need to know to make the most of Service Workers and avoid various pitfalls.

First, you’ll understand the origins of Service Workers, take a deep look at the Service Worker life cycle, and learn about the Cache API and various Caching strategies you can use.

Next, you’ll see various options to communicate with a Service Worker, and also explore Background Sync and Push Notification APIs, which are powered by Service Workers.

Finally, you’ll review Service Worker build and deployment considerations, testing, and third-party libraries such as Workbox.

When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a deep understanding of Service Workers ensuring that you can make the most of this exciting functionality.

About the author

Alex works as a Principal consultant for Telstra Purple where he's currently focussed on Web and IoT technologies. He founded a non profit conference called DDD Melbourne and has written a couple of books on .NET.

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