Authoring plugins

How to build your own Service Worker plugins

Initializing a plugin

Ember Service Worker plugins are just Ember CLI addons to begin with. Begin with initializing a new Ember addon.

The first step to turn the regular Ember CLI addon into a plugin is to open up package.json and add "ember-service-worker-plugin" as keyword to it. This is because the ember-service-worker addon only picks up addons that have this keyword. An abridged version of package.json should look like this:

  "name": "my-ember-service-worker-plugin",
  "version": "0.0.0",
  "keywords": [

Adding Service Worker code

To add code to the generated Service Worker, you need to create a service-worker folder in the root of your project. You will also at least need to have an index.js file in it, this will be the entry point file that the generated Service Worker will include.

Importing other JavaScript modules

From within your Service Worker JavaScript files you can freely import code from any other Service Worker plugin, including your own of course. Plugins use native JavaScript modules just like your regular Ember apps and addons.

The pattern to include modules goes like this:

import ... from '<plugin-name>/service-worker/<path-to-module>';

So if you want to import the service-worker/utils/calculate-hash.js module from the hashing-cacher plugin the import statement would be:

import calculateHash from 'hashing-cacher/service-worker/utils/calculate-hash';

Adding Service Worker registration code

Adding code to the Service Worker registration script works just like adding code to the Service Worker script, except that the code needs to be in the service-worker-registration folder instead.

Programmaticaly customizing the output

If you need to modify or transform your service worker (registration) code, you can do that using the treeForServiceWorker and treeForServiceWorkerRegistration hooks in the index.js file that is in the root of the project.

The first argument to the hooks is the tree containing the contents of your service-worker or service-worker-registration directory. The second argument is the tree that contains the fully built app.

An example:

var mergeTrees = require('broccoli-merge-trees');
var Config = require('./lib/config');

module.exports = {
  name: 'my-ember-service-worker-plugin',

  treeForServiceWorker(serviceWorkerTree, appTree) {
    var options =['my-service-worker-plugin'];
    var configTree = new Config([appTree], options);

    return mergeTrees([serviceWorkerTree, configTree]);