Blink and you’ll miss it: Building a progressive web app with HTTP/2

Blink and you’ll miss it: Building a progressive web app with HTTP/2

This talk was first presented at Fluent Conference San Jose on the 21st June 2017.

Presentation Details
Imagine a world where you can access content on the web regardless of network connection in the blink of an eye. Progressive web apps are a total game changer for the web, enabling developers to build lightning-fast, engaging experiences. Drawing on firsthand experience at Settled, Dean Hume shares a step-by-step guide to implementing this technology in your own projects.

Settled set out to build a new dashboard for its customers using progressive web apps and HTTP/2. The company wanted to build an offline-first application that allowed users to quickly and easily access their information on the go regardless of their network connection. When the application was implemented, Settled noticed an immediate change: its users spent twice as long on the site, they consumed 15x less data, and enjoyed a 3x faster load times. Dean walks you through Settled’s journey, sharing lessons learned along the way and practical tips that you can use when building your own web apps.

Topics include:

- Using HTTP/2 and the challenges and benefits that it brings
- The steps Settled took when building an offline-first progressive web app
- Bulletproof service worker caching
- Building for sub-500 millisecond page-load times
- Eliminating third-party single points of failure
- Debugging challenges


Dean Hume

June 21, 2017