Progressive Web Apps (PWA) - The Complete Guide [Video]

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Learn
  • Build web apps that look and feel like native mobile apps for iOS and Android
  • Use service workers to build web apps that work without an internet connection (offline-first)
  • Leverage device features like the camera and geolocation in your web apps
  • Use web push notifications to increase user engagement with your web apps
About

Progressive Web Apps (PWA) are the next big thing in web development as they bring mobile-app-like experiences to your users without requiring them to install an app from the App store/ Play store.You still create a web application (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) but this course will teach you how to add features such as camera access, service workers for offline support, push notifications, and more. This combines the best of both worlds: You deliver fast, engaging and reliable experiences whilst still having the reach and accessibility of a web page. "Progressive Web App" is simply a term that summarizes all the features that allow you to deliver mobile-like experiences. The topic is highly trending and it also is a topic which is here to stay! Not only is it strongly promoted by Google (actually a lot of talks at Google I/O 2017, Google's developer conference, were devoted to PWAs), it's also quickly being adopted by big companies like Twitter or the Washington Post. Having the skills to build and optimize these kind of web apps is already an important and highly demanded skill for modern web developers, a trend which is only going to accelerate! Therefore, learning how to build PWAs will give you a competitive edge! To ensure that you can apply the knowledge to ANY of your projects, the course project doesn't assume any JavaScript framework but focuses on the core features mentioned above!

Style and Approach

In detail, this course will cover everything you need to build amazing PWAs - leading to a score of 100 (out of 100) in Google's PWA auditing tool "Lighthouse".

Features
  • Detailed explanation about what a PWA exactly is
  • How to use an app manifest to make your web app installable on device homescreens
  • Using service workers to offer offline support by caching assets
  • Advanced service worker usage and caching strategies
  • A refresher on Promises and the Fetch API as both concepts are heavily used in PWAs
  • How to improve user engagement by adding push notifications
  • A way to synchronize data in the background, even if connection is lost
  • How to access native device features like the camera or geolocation
  • Using Workbox to make service worker management easier
  • Explanations on how to turn your next SPA project into a PWA
Course Length 13 hours 51 minutes
ISBN 9781789135770
Date Of Publication 15 Apr 2018

Authors

Maximilian Schwarzmüller

Maximilian Schwarzmüller - Professional Web Developer and Instructor Since the age of 13, Maximilian Schwarzmüller has never stopped learning new programming skills and languages. In the early days, he started creating websites for friends and for fun. This passion has remained and shaped his decision to work as a freelance web developer and consultant. The success and fun he has in this job is immense and really keeps that passion alive. Although he started web development on the back end (PHP with Laravel and NodeJS), he has increasingly become a front-end developer using modern frameworks such as React, Angular, or VueJS 2 in a lot of projects. He loves both worlds nowadays! As a self-taught developer, he had broadened his horizon by studying Business Administration, resulting in a Master's degree. This enabled him to work in a major strategy consultancy as well as a bank. Whilst learning and developing his skills, he realized that he enjoyed development more than these fields. As a self-taught professional, Max is familiar with the difficult topics when learning new or improving on already-known languages. This background and experience enable him to focus on the most relevant key concepts and topics. His track record is the best proof of that. Whether working as a development instructor or teaching Business Administration, he always receives great feedback. The most rewarding experience is to see how people find new and better jobs, build awesome web applications, acquire amazing projects, or simply enjoy their hobby with the help of his content.