Web Unleashed 2014

2014-09-17 00:00:00 2014-09-19 00:00:00 America/Toronto Web Unleashed 2014 By attending Web Unleashed, you will get up-to-date on the skills to push you ahead in your career. You'll also have the opportunity to network and share ideas with like-minded professionals. Toronto FITC Toronto


Learn about persistent, offline storage in JS and why it’s so much more than localStorage. Browser support for complex storage APIs is here; even if your storage needs are simple, you can leverage faster, async APIs to greatly improve your app’s performance.

In this talk, Matt will talk about IndexedDB and WebSQL, how he saved 100mb+ files offline in JavaScript, and the future of offline apps with ServiceWorkers. He will also explain why optimizing for offline makes your apps faster and easier to use and code.


Leverage more advanced storage APIs in JavaScript to improve app performance and functionality.

Target Audience

Web app developers, Phone Gap developers and secondary front-end web developers.

Assumed Audience Knowledge

Some knowledge of localStorage and other offline APIs will be helpful.

Five things audience members will learn

  1. How to handle storing files and large amounts of data offline
  2. When to use which kind of storage API
  3. How to deal with saving structured data
  4. How to create an app that can be loaded entirely offline
  5. Performance increases and trade-offs associated with offline storage