Service Worker Workshop

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This meetup we will start with an introduction to Service Workers. These are instrumental to so-called Progressive Web Apps (PWAs), by allowing web applications to function in offline environments and where internet connectivity is poor quality or scarce.

PWAs in some cases are beginning to replace traditional native apps as they can now provide many of the same functions but with greater ease of development using a single platform agnostic codebase.

After the introduction a workshop will follow where teams/individuals will learn how to upgrade a simple JavaScript Todo application to work offline. This will include various Service Worker patterns such as:

- Pre-caching application assets so the app can reload offline
- Lazy caching data retrieved from a REST API and graceful degradation when offline
- Backlogging updates that are to be sent once connectivity is restored.

NOTE: To participate in this workshop please bring a laptop with at least NodeJS 8 installed. If you prefer you are welcome to come along and watch, or join in with another team.

Pizza will be kindly provided by Code Computerlove!