Category Archives: openweb

Service Workers and PWAs: It’s About Reliable Performance, Not “Offline”

A lot of smart folks keep asking me why AppCache isn’t a good enough solution for “offline” and why it was necessary to invent Service Workers. It’s a great question! Motivated by the regrettably uneven browser support landscape for Service Workers, there’s a real incentive to “just make something work offline” on iOS or old-IE. […]

EWS Melbourne

What follows is roughly the text of a talk I gave last week at the Extensible Web Summit in Melbourne. The Point of Extensibility Mark, apparently, “volunteered” me to give a lightning talk last night over a dinner that I wasn’t at, so apologies in advance if I run short or long. Something that comes […]

Doing Science On The Web

Putting evidence at the core of web feature and standards development is a 180° change from the current M.O., but one we sorely need.

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Future…

There’s a post on the fetch() API by Ludovico Fischer doing the rounds. As a co-instigator for adding the API to the platform, it’s always a curious thing to read commentary about an API you designed, but this one more than most. It brings together the epic slog that was the Promises design (which we […]