HTML5: Background Processes with Web Workers

with Bill Weinman
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HTML5: Background Processes with Web Workers
Video duration: 0s 52m 13s Intermediate


In this course, author Bill Weinman describes how to perform background processing using the Web Workers API in HTML5. Web workers provide background processing for JavaScript, keeping pages responsive while allowing your scripts to run independently. The course demonstrates practical examples for detecting web workers support, setting up workers, implementing shared workers, and handling errors.

Topics include:
  • Deploying a worker
  • Detecting browser support
  • Communicating with workers
  • Understanding API differences in shared workers
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- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Bill Weinman, and I'd like to welcome you to HTML5 Background Processing with Web Workers. In this course, we'll look at the HTML5 Web Workers application programming interface, including detecting support for workers, setting up workers, communicating with workers, and using one worker for several windows. I'll also take you through some of the limitations of workers, and show you how to handle common errors. The HTML5 Web Workers API provides an excellent tool for improving performance by running background processes on a web client.

Learn how to use this exciting new technology in HTML5 Background Processing with Web Workers.

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