Service Worker, what are you? - Mariko Kosaka

This is a fun—and accurate—explanation of service workers.

There’s definitely something “alien” about a service worker—it’s kind of like a virus that gets installed on the user’s device. I’ve taken to describing it as “a man-in-the-middle attack on your own website” which makes sound a bit scarier than is necessary.

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Service Worker, what are you? by Mariko Kosaka ( order to better define what a service worker is, Mariko analogizes it to an alien in the web browser universe.

I’ve been meaning to dig into these recently and just came across this delightful little definition of what they are.

[h/t Jeremy Kieth]

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