Maxim Salnikov

Information & Communications Technology

Azure JavaScript Angular progressive web apps IoT

Oslo, Norway

Building an Angular PWA: Angular Service Worker or Workbox?

There is no doubt that Progressive Web Apps are getting the really broad adoption and recognition by all the involved parties: browser vendors (finally, all the major ones), developers, users. Angular developers are lucky to have some really nice options to automate their PWA’s main functionality exposed by Service Worker API. The first option is 100% native to the Angular and created by the Angular team: Angular Service Worker. The second one is a framework-agnostic library called Workbox.

Both approaches are robust, convenient and unique! Let’s go through the main features of PWA implemented using NGSW vs Workbox and the resulting application lifecycle management. After the session, everyone will give their own answer on what’s easier to start with, which library is simpler to use, which resulting PWA is more convenient to maintain.

As an active speaker on Angular and PWA topics I often receive a question: what option to choose to automate building Angular PWA? There is no “right” answer, you have to choose the option which works best for you. In this session I generalized my experience with two great options: Angular Service Worker and Workbox. I believe this technical session will be very useful for many Angular developers.


Maxim Salnikov

Developer Engagement Lead

Maxim Salnikov is an Oslo-based cloud and web front-end geek with a strong passion for developer community building. He architects and builds complex web applications since the end of the last century, and has extensive experience with all aspects of the web platform, focusing on apps managing real-time data from IoT devices, and Progressive Web Apps. He is a Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies & IoT, and a former Microsoft MVP in Development Technologies.

Maxim is a founder and active contributor to two conferences: Mobile Era and ngVikings - Nordics' main conferences for mobile and Angular developers respectively. Also, he leads Norway's largest meetups dedicated to web front-end and mobile: Angular Oslo, Mobile Meetup, Oslo PWA, Framsia.

Maxim is passionate about sharing his web platform experience and knowledge with the community. He travels extensively for visiting developer events and speaking/training at conferences and meetups around the world.

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In short:
Maxim Salnikov is an Oslo-based cloud and web front-end geek who builds web applications since the end of the last century and shares his extensive experience with many aspects of the web platform by speaking/training at developer events around the world and running his own conferences & meetups. He is actively exploring new features of the web and the idea of progressive web applications (PWA) in particular.

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For Angular events:
Maxim Salnikov is an Oslo-based cloud and web front-end geek. He builds web applications since the end of the last century and shares his extensive experience with many aspects of the web platform by speaking/training at developer events around the world. To introduce Angular to the developer community, Maxim is running his own technical events including ngVikings conference, Angular Oslo meetup, and ngCommunity gathering.

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For cloud events:
Maxim Salnikov is an Oslo-based cloud and tech community geek. He is a webdev maestro who builds apps since the end of the last century and shares his extensive web platform experience by speaking & training at developer events around the world. Daytime, Maxim is boosting cloud skills at the country scale by leading developer engagement in Microsoft Norway. In the evenings, you'll find him organizing the country's main web & mobile meetups, and two full-scale tech conferences.


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