The web had a bit of a false start with offline access. With ApplicationCache, even if you expect the unexpected you’re still likely to have your expectations unexpectedly confounded. Unexpectedly. However, there’s a new API on it’s way that takes away the magic and puts you in full control of how the browser handles network requests, the ServiceWorker.
Jake works in Google Chrome’s developer relations team, working on specs, implementations, and ensuring developers have tools to make their jobs less painful. He’s a big fan of time-to-render optimisations, offline-first, progressive enhancement, and all of that responsive stuff.