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
- Server-free hosting
- 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.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Web Apps without Web Services
- Overview of Video 00:01:25
- Web Apps vs. Native Apps
- Offline-First Web Apps
- Offline-Friendly Libraries
- Third-Party Services
- Coding an Offline-First Web App
- Title: Web Apps without Web Servers
- Release date: March 2015
- Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
- ISBN: 9781491924853