An Introduction to Service Workers

An Introduction to Service Workers

Service Workers are the biggest thing to hit the browser since XMLHttpRequest. We'll take a look at what the Service Worker can do for your app and more importantly, your users. We'll see the surprisingly small amount of code you need to get started with a Service Worker and finally we'll take a look at Progressive Web Apps and how the Service Worker will take part in a revolution for web applications.



Offline apps course on Udacity:

The demo SMS app:

HTML5Rocks intro to service worker:
Service Worker spec:
Is Service Worker Ready Yet?
And resources:
Service Worker Cookbook:

Twilio Blog: Web powered SMS inbox with push notifications:
Background sync:


Phil Nash

June 15, 2016