I’ve been fortunate to have been a web developer for almost 15 years now. The web has changed a lot since I first started out, and with each year that passes, it feels like it’s getting better and better.

About five years ago, I was sitting in a conference room listening to Google’s Alex Russell talk about Service Workers and how they were the next big thing that was going to change the web. Many people in the audience (me included) weren’t too sure about this newfangled feature and the benefits it might bring to the web. But true to his word, Service Workers and now Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are here to stay and have forever changed the web for good.

I remember when I first started experimenting with PWAs. At first, things seemed ...

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