In part one of this three-part hands-on coding series, we’ll look at why the idea of Progressive Web Apps has become so popular, which APIs are in the game, and where (browsers/platforms) PWAs work. We start by answering these questions and then dive directly into coding a minimum viable PWA to understand the foundations of Service Workers and to make sure that it’s cool to have some helper tools there. Feel free to either just watch, or code along too!
If you’ve ever used an open source project, you might have seen a dotfile before, such as
.eslintrc. A dotfile, literally, is a filename that starts with a dot. In projects they’re often used for configuration. In the same way, we can add dotfiles at the root directory of a user to power up our development machine setup with super powers!