Workbox Alternatives

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  • Introduction to workers and why we should use them
    2 projects | dev.to | 11 Nov 2021
    Here I would like to recommend using Workbox, which will largely simplify the setups and apply different strategies easily.
  • React PWA with Workbox
    5 projects | dev.to | 9 Nov 2021
    There are many approaches to handling requests with a service worker but the easiest way is Google's Workbox and the easiest way to get Workbox into a React app is to just use the PWA template that create-react-app provides. I was able to make an existing React app into a PWA simply by copying /src into a freshly spun CRA PWA-template but you can also get your bundle into Workbox other ways. It's just trickier.
  • Cache assets in react
    1 project | reddit.com/r/reactjs | 5 Oct 2021
    https://developers.google.com/web/fundamentals/primers/service-workers/ https://developers.google.com/web/tools/workbox
  • Progressive web apps
    1 project | reddit.com/r/Frontend | 26 Aug 2021
    This is all you need - https://web.dev/progressive-web-apps/ Also- Workbox library is a collection of JavaScript libraries to help create PWAs. https://github.com/GoogleChrome/workbox
  • Are modern front-ends ethical?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/webdev | 24 Aug 2021
  • I created an online multiplayer game and Progressive Web App for ultimate tic-tac-toe using TypeScript, React, and Socket.IO [GitHub and write-up in the comments]
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/javascript | 5 Jul 2021
    PWAs are simpler to set up than I expected. Workbox does a ton of work for you in providing sane defaults and patterns that work with your build tools (Webpack in this case). I also made use of CRA's service-worker and registerServiceWorker files from their PWA template. Handling app updates was fairly simple to implement using a common pattern (search for updateServiceWorker in the code to see).
  • Introduction to Progressive Web Applications – Part 2
    2 projects | dev.to | 8 Jun 2021
    Workbox
  • The Frontend Hitchhiker's Guide: Web APIs
    7 projects | dev.to | 4 Jun 2021
    and much more. Workbox is probably the best library for building out your service worker to suit what ever advanced caching strategy you may need.
  • Make your website PWA compatible | Next.js | PART-1
    1 project | dev.to | 23 May 2021
    Workbox: https://developers.google.com/web/tools/workbox
  • Ask HN: How long will it take for GraphQL(or else) to take over REST?
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 3 May 2021
    On one level never, so long as http is the dominant protocol.

    For some things REST is appropriate, for other things.

    I am impressed with websockets; it's easy to make a web page that controls your smart lights, stereo volumes and such where the updating is symmetrical: not only does clicking on the HTML button toggle the light, the web page changes when the light is toggled from a different switch.

    With the right backend a business application could do the following: you are looking at a customer record that shows the order hasn't shipped yet, the page updates the instant the order is shipped instead of requiring a reload.

    The other thing I would look at is web workers, service workers, and indexed storage. One scenario is:

    you want to read the manuals for your favorite programming language on your computer disconnected from the net; a web app creates a Service Worker that downloads all the web pages as a brotli tar file (not ZIP for many reasons) and stores them in IndexedStorage on your browser: the Service Worker then acts like an http server integrated that serves the pages of the manual.

    If you want to avoid the baggage of http you can also create a Web Worker and communicate with it with JSON messages, a little like having a local "websocket server".

    Those tech have not been used much because the coding is tricky and the most popular framework so far is

    https://developers.google.com/web/tools/workbox/

    which really just complicates the cache behavior of the browser -- the probability that workbox will really speed up your app is about 0.01%, compared to something like the "solid compressed tar" approach which will have much better performance you can feel. (Like try the quarter mile in a Dodge Viper instead of a Honda Fit)

  • Confused with different ways to fetch API
    1 project | reddit.com/r/sveltejs | 11 Apr 2021
    Add a service worker and intercept calls You can use workbox for that, though if you've never done this I suggest you look up some tutorials on how to implement Cache First and Network First techniques.
  • JavaScript Influencers to Follow in 2021🤩
    53 projects | dev.to | 1 Apr 2021
    Projects: google/material-design-lite, tastejs/todomvc, GoogleChrome/workbox, GoogleChromeLabs/quicklink
  • Creating a Offline First Stock Price Tracker With Stoxy
    1 project | dev.to | 13 Mar 2021
    For large scale products or anything that is going into production for people to use, I would always use Workbox, since it makes everything a lot simpler, but for this simple app, we're just going to be writing our implementation ourselves.
  • [AskJS] How do you feel about using public CDNs?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/javascript | 18 Feb 2021
    That's a very valid and useful thing to do and it shouldn't be affected by this caching mechanism because, with a service worker, you can configure the cache strategy. If you check Google Workbox, it shows how you can cache Google Fonts. If you know your fonts will never change, you could set a very aggressive cache on it. You can get similar benefits with your other resources including your fetch calls.
  • Using PWABuilder as an alternative to Phonegap Builder?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/PWA | 14 Feb 2021
    There’s also advanced tools like Workbox that you can get deeper into it: https://developers.google.com/web/tools/workbox

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