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What self.skipWaiting() does to the service worker lifecycle

The ServiceWorker.skipWaiting() method is a life saver. It ensures that any new versions of a service worker will take over the page and become activated immediately. To understand why this is so important and useful, we need to revisit the service worker lifecycle. I have a more detailed article...

What is tree shaking and how does it work?

When Javascript applications get to a certain size, it’s helpful to separate the code into modules. However, when we do so, we can end up with code imported that isn’t actually used. Tree shaking is a method of optimising our code bundles by eliminating any code from the...

A Siri Shortcut to Generate PWA Icons and Web App Manifest

If you've been following along with my daily blogging challenge, this is my final article! I've done 30 articles in 42 days! Since Siri Shortcuts were announced in iOS 12, I’ve been trying to find some interesting and useful applications for it. Suprisingly, it packs a lot of power...

Understanding the Virtual DOM

I’ve recently been writing about what exactly the DOM and the shadow DOM are and how they differ. To recap, the Document Object Model is an object-based representation of an HTML document and an interface to manipulating that object. The shadow DOM can be thought of as a “lite”...