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Progressive Web Apps

Dean Alan Hume
Foreword by Addy Osmani
  • December 2017
  • ISBN 9781617294587
  • 200 pages
  • printed in black & white

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Takes a practical, example-driven approach to learning how PWAs can help you build fast, engaging sites.

From the Foreword by Addy Osmani, Google
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Progressive Web Apps teaches you PWA design and the skills you need to build fast, reliable websites by taking you step-by-step through real world examples in this practical tutorial.

about the technology

Offline websites that work. Near-instant load times. Smooth transitions between high/low/no bandwidth. Fantasy, right? Not with progressive web applications. PWAs use modern browser features like push notifications, smart caching, and Service Workers to manage data, minimize server usage, and allow for unstable connections, giving you better control and happier customers. Better still, all you need to build PWAs are JavaScript, HTML, and the easy-to-master techniques you'll find in this book.

about the book

Progressive Web Apps teaches you PWA design and the skills you need to build fast, reliable websites. There are lots of ways you can use PWA techniques, and this practical tutorial presents interesting, standalone examples so you can jump to the parts that interest you most. You'll discover how Web Service Workers vastly improve site loading, how to effectively use push notifications, and how to create sites with a no-compromise offline mode.

what's inside

  • Improved caching with Service Workers
  • Using manifest files and HTML markup
  • Push notifications
  • Offline-first web designs
  • Techniques for data synchronization

about the reader

Written for readers with experience developing websites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

about the author

Dean Alan Hume is a coder, author, and Google Developer Expert. He's passionate about web performance and user experience.

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A pioneering work that will take your web app offline and onto the fast lane.

Michal Paszkiewicz, Transport for London

The very best resource for understanding and implementing progressive web applications.

Evan Wallace, Berkley Insurance Australia

Thorough, methodical coverage for novice users, with handy insights and many 'aha' moments for advanced users.

Dev Paliwal, Synapse
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