Jake Archibald is a Developer Advocate with the Google Chrome team, working on specs, testing implementations, and ensuring developers have tools to make their jobs less painful. He’s a big fan of time-to-render optimisations, progressive enhancement, and all of that responsive stuff.
He is one of the people behind the Service Worker standard, which enabled the creation of Progressive Web Apps, and is co-host of the YouTube series and podcast HTTP 203.
Talk at FEC18
For most of the web, poor network connectivity destroys the user experience. We can do better. In this session we'll take an online-only site and turn it into a fully network-resilient, offline-first installable progressive web app, and this won't involve rebuilding from scratch; it'll be done in small iterations, with each step improving the user experience whether they're offline, online, or anything in between. This session will cover ServiceWorker, web manifests, add-to-homescreen banners, IndexedDB and BackgroundSync APIs.