Learn how to build web apps that not only function without a web server, but also work offline like native apps—providing the best of both worlds. This video workshop demonstrates how server-free web apps eliminate massive categories of scaling problems, decrease infrastructure usage while improving page load time, and continue to work without an internet connection.
Through a live demo, host Richard Feldman shows you how existing web technologies work together to create a seamless offline experience for a rich web app. You’ll also learn how to provide server-free hosting, use offline persistence in the browser, and build an offline-first web app from scratch with Grunt and S3.
This workshop covers:
Web apps vs. native apps
Building an offline-first web app
The HTML5 application cache
File I/O in the browser
Offline persistence in the browser
Working with IndexedDB
Syncing with third-party services
Making an offline-first web app via Grunt and S3
Richard Feldman is a functional programmer who specializes in pushing the limits of browser-based UIs. He has built a framework that performantly renders hundreds of thousands of shapes in HTML5 canvas, a web app that functions like a desktop app in the absence of an internet connection, and much more in between.