9 Best Articles on Service Workers

The most useful articles on service workers from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Service Workers Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on service workers by Refind users in 2023 so far.

  1. Random notes around service workers development and testing
  2. Web workers vs Service workers vs Worklets
  3. Service Workers at Slack: Our Quest for Faster Boot Times and Offline Support
  4. Smaller HTML Payloads with Service Workers
  5. Service Workers: an Introduction  |  Web  |  Google Developers


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What is ...?

New to #service workers? These articles make an excellent introduction.

Short Articles

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Long Articles

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💾 Become a better developer. Build a better web. Teaching web development and design since 1999. Trusted by millions every month.

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David Walsh

Senior Software Engineer. MooTools Alumni, Javascript Fanatic, and open source lover. Former @Mozilla, @SitePen

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LogRocket combines session replay, performance monitoring, and product analytics – empowering software teams to create the ideal product experience.

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Build composable apps and features with Bit components. Split and distribute development to easily scale it → http://bit.dev → http://bit.cloud → http://youtube.com/c/Bitdev/videos

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Google for Developers

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