Full Stack Web Development

TH05 The Multithreaded Web: A Tale of Workers

03/05/2020

9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Ramón Guijarro

Web Engineer

With the recent advent of Progressive Web Apps, Service Workers are becoming more well-known and widespread. However, there doesn't seem to be much talk around Web Workers in general anymore, and some might not even know about them yet. This talk combinedly explores the different ways browsers give us to run scripts in background threads, what we can do with them, and their differences and similarities.

You will learn:

  • Motivation for multithreading on the web
  • Types of workers and differences between them
  • API and possibilities overview (closing the gap with native apps)