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Progressive Web Application Development by Example

By : Chris Love
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Progressive Web Application Development by Example

By: Chris Love

Overview of this book

Are you a developer that wants to create truly cross-platform user experiences with a minimal footprint, free of store restrictions and features customers want? Then you need to get to grips with Progressive Web Applications (PWAs), a perfect amalgamation of web and mobile applications with a blazing-fast response time. Progressive Web Application Development by Example helps you explore concepts of the PWA development by enabling you to develop three projects, starting with a 2048 game. In this game, you will review parts of a web manifest file and understand how a browser uses properties to define the home screen experience. You will then move on to learning how to develop and use a podcast client and be introduced to service workers. The application will demonstrate how service workers are registered and updated. In addition to this, you will review a caching API so that you have a firm understanding of how to use the cache within a service worker, and you'll discover core caching strategies and how to code them within a service worker. Finally, you will study how to build a tickets application, wherein you’ll apply advanced service worker techniques, such as cache invalidation. Also, you'll learn about tools you can use to validate your applications and scaffold them for quality and consistency. By the end of the book, you will have walked through browser developer tools, node modules, and online tools for creating high-quality PWAs.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Introduction to Progressive Web Apps, explains what progressive web apps are and the advantages they offer.

Chapter 2, Creating a Home Screen Experience With a Web Manifest, introduces the web manifest file and explains how it is used by browsers to design the home screen and launch experience after a PWA is installed.

Chapter 3, Making Your Web Site Secure, explains why HTTPS is a modern web requirement and how it works.

Chapter 4, Service Workers - Notification, Synchronization, and Our Podcast App, introduces service workers, the Fetch API, and implementing push notifications.

Chapter 5, The Service Worker Life Cycle, demonstrates how service workers are installed and updated, and how to manage the process.

Chapter 6, Master the Cache API - Manage Web Assets in a Podcast Application, takes a deep dive into how the service worker cache API works.

Chapter 7, Service Worker Caching Patterns, reviews common caching patterns you can use in your applications.

Chapter 8, Applying Advanced Service Worker Cache Strategies, applies caching strategies with invalidation techniques.

Chapter 9, Optimizing for Performance, explains what web performance optimization is and introduces some tools you can use to measure page load times to improve progressive web apps.

Chapter 10, Service Worker Tools, reviews four helpful tools to make developing and managing progressive web apps easier and more consistent.