Declarative manifest-driven app cache built on top of ServiceWorker.
Building offline-first applications has been the ubiquius dream since the early days of the web. Google started by introducing Google Gears, and later followed the web community by building Application Cache.
Application Cache was a great step forward, but had several fundamental flaws that were made famous by Jake Archibald's epic Application Cache is a Douchebag article and talk. So Jake, Alex Russell and many others, have been busy working on the next generation of application caching API's which today are know as the Service Worker Specification.
So in order to fix the too complicated Service Worker API, we are super excited to introduce JakeCache. A declarative manifest-driven application cache for web applications implemented on top of ServiceWorker.
Sarcasm may occur in this project
JakeCache serves the additional purpose of being as compatible with the HTML5 Application Cache (aka AppCache) as we could make it and may serve as a polyfill in browsers removing such support.
Patches are welcome!
npm install jakecache --save
- Create a new JakeCache Manifest,
app.manifestand save it in your root together with the
CACHE MANIFEST # 2010-06-18:v2 # Explicitly cached 'master entries'. CACHE: /test.html # Resources that require the user to be online. NETWORK: *
jakecache.json your page, maybe via
<html manifest="app.manifest">to your HTML.
- That's it! Your website is now Jake-enabled!