Progressive Web Apps (PWA) - The Complete Guide
What you'll learn
- Build web apps that look and feel like native mobile apps for iOS and Android
- Use service workers to build web apps that work without internet connection (offline-first)
- Leverage device features like the camera and geolocation in your web apps
- Use web push notifications to increase user engagement with your web apps
Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) bring mobile-app-like experiences to your users without requiring them to install an app from the app store/ play store.
"Progressive Web App" simply is a term summarizing all the features allowing you to deliver mobile-like experiences. The topic is highly trending and it also is a topic which is here to stay! Not only is it strongly promoted by Google, it's also quickly being adopted by big companies like Twitter or the Washington Post.
Having the skills to build and optimize these kind of web apps is already an important and highly demanded skill for modern web developers, a trend which is only going to accelerate! Therefore, learning how to build PWAs will give you a competitive edge!
In detail, this course will cover everything you need to build amazing PWAs - leading to a score of 100 (out of 100) in Google's PWA auditing tool "Lighthouse":
Detailed explanation about what a PWA exactly is
How to use an app manifest to make your web app installable on device homescreens
Using service workers to offer offline support by caching assets
Advanced service worker usage and caching strategies
A refresher on Promises and the Fetch API as both concepts are heavily used in PWAs
How to improve user engagement by adding push notifications
A way to synchronize data in the background, even if connection is lost
How to access native device features like the camera or geolocation
Using Workbox to make service worker management easier
Explanations on how to turn your next SPA project into a PWA
So this course has a lot to offer, how do you tell if it's for you though?
It definitely is the right choice if
you already are a web developer (no matter if experienced or still new to the business) and want to prepare for the future
you want to deliver the best possible experiences to your users, using technologies like web push notifications or offline support
What do you need to know to get the most out of the course?
No advanced knowledge of these technologies required though
I'd be very happy to welcome you on board of this course and start this journey together with you!
Who this course is for:
- Students who want to build web apps that look and behave like native mobile apps
- Students who want to build offline-ready web apps (yes, that works!)
- Anyone who wants to build web apps that offer access to the device camera, geolocation, push notifications and provide offline support
- Students who want to leverage latest browser features whilst still supporting older browsers
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Experience as (Web) Developer
Starting out at the age of 12 I never stopped learning new programming skills and languages. Early I started creating websites for friends and just for fun as well. Besides web development I also explored Python and other non-web-only languages. This passion has since lasted and lead to my decision of working as a freelance web developer and consultant. The success and fun I have in this job is immense and really keeps that passion burningly alive.
Starting web development on the backend (PHP with Laravel, NodeJS, Python) I also became more and more of a frontend developer using modern frameworks like React, Angular or VueJS in a lot of projects. I love both worlds nowadays!
I also build full-stack applications and acquired expert DevOps and cloud computing knowledge - proven by the many AWS certifications I hold (incl. the top-level Solutions Architect Professional certification).
As a self-taught developer I had the chance to broaden my horizon by studying Business Administration where I hold a Master's degree. That enabled me to work in a major strategy consultancy as well as a bank. While learning, that I enjoy development more than these fields, the time in this sector greatly improved my overall experience and skills.
Experience as Instructor
As a self-taught professional I really know the hard parts and the difficult topics when learning new or improving on already-known languages. This background and experience enables me to focus on the most relevant key concepts and topics. My track record of many 5-star rated courses and more than 2,000,000 students on Udemy is the best proof for that.
Whether working as development instructor or teaching Business Administration I always received great feedback. The most rewarding experience is to see how people find new, better jobs, build awesome web applications, acquire amazing projects or simply enjoy their hobby with the help of my content.
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