Maxim Salnikov

Information & Communications Technology

Azure JavaScript Angular progressive web apps IoT

Oslo, Norway

Taking your web app offline (in a good sense)

Web as an application platform is amazing: evergreen browsers or some form of webviews exist almost on every device with UI, we have native APIs to access the hardware, we use versatile language with the excellent tooling, we are the huge (the largest ever) developer community after all! But the web historically tightly coupled with the connection state... In my session, we confirm: the modern web APIs and some best practices allow us to build offline-first web apps: always available, caring about data consumption, preserving and sync, providing UX which is comparable (if not better) to the native apps, regardless of the connection. Plus, the current state of the tooling makes it possible to add these features in a fast and reliable way. Let's explore the offline web in a very practical manner - by building the offline-first app!

This session will be useful for web front-end developers who have heard about progressive web apps (who haven't :), maybe even tired of PWA-hype, and thus want to understand some of UX benefits on practice. As this is not another "What is PWA" session, I focus exclusively on the modern APIs making offline-first approach possible, in a form of task+solution sections - to maximize the usefulness.

Backend developers and mobile developers will get a nice overview of what web can do today (they will be impressed).

1. The web as an application platform - 10 min
1.1 Cool parts: browsers, hardware APIs, language, community, etc
1.2 Issues: browsers interop, connection status dependency
1.3 Failed tries to solve the offline issue

2. The new imperative way to cache - 10 min
2.1 Setting the requirements for offline usecases
2.2 Briefly about how Service Worker API helps with offline
2.3 Introducing Workbox as a helper to solve complex scenarios

3. Offlinization in practice - 20 min
3.1 Making available the app itself - app shell
3.2 Caching application runtime data
3.3 Preserving and syncing offline actions and data
3.4 Managing larger resources downloads and uploads

4. Summary - 5 min
4.1 The state of offline web
4.2 More APIs to reduce the gap between native and web


Maxim Salnikov

Developer Engagement Lead at Microsoft, Tech Communities Lead, Keynote Speaker

Maxim Salnikov is an Oslo-based cloud and web front-end geek with a strong passion for developer community building. He 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 has been building web applications since the end of the last century. Maxim 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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