Going Beyond Progressive Web Apps With Service Workers

A presentation at ThunderPlains in in Oklahoma City, OK, USA by Trent Willis

JavaScript and the web platform have evolved a lot in the past couple of years. In particular, Service Workers allow us to build native-like Progressive Web Apps, but they can also let us do so much more than that!

In this talk, we’ll learn about interesting ways to use and, some may say, abuse Service Workers, such as experimenting with new file formats, transparently compiling code at load-time, and even doing streaming, data-processing off the main thread with other worker threads. By the end, you’ll walk away understanding how Service Workers can super-charge your creativity on the web!