Make Your React App Progressive

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Capital Factory

701 Brazos Street · Austin, TX

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16th floor of the Austin Centre; take a right when you get off the elevator

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Progressive Web App is a client side app programming paradigm that combines the best that both native and traditional apps have to offer.

It is said 2019 is the year of Progressive Web Apps [1] though the concept has been out there for some time beginning with the concept of "Progressive Enhancement" coined by Steven Champeon and Nick Finck, of all places in Austin at the 2003 SXSW. In 2007, Steve Jobs made the following announcement: "The full Safari engine is inside of iPhone. And so, you can write amazing [web] apps that look exactly and behave exactly like [Apple-created native] apps on the iPhone.” It took a while, but 10 years later, Apple is beginning to promote PWA's. Chrome has been leading the way with PWA support, and Firefox is not far behind.

In this session, Cullen Tsering, beginning with the concept of PWA, will walk you through full stack code to demonstrate how to implement a real world PWA using well-tested tools and frameworks. As he walks through the code, he will also point out best coding and design practices for PWA's.


About the Speaker

Cullen has been in the trenches for years writing code and sharing his excitement in bleeding edge technologies such as PWA's with fellow devs and designers alike. Last year, he presented a talk on Symmetric and Asymmetric Cryptography and RSA Deep Dive at this popular meetup.

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The Austin Centre is once again validating on-premise parking! The new discounted rate is $7, and you can park in the garage anytime between 5-10 pm (must be out by 10). Just remember to get your parking voucher from the front desk on the 16th floor before you leave.

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