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Rishi Raj Jain
Rishi Raj Jain

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Deploy your Svelte app with Layer0

Configuring your Svelte app for Layer0

This guide assumes that you're using Webpack with Svelte.

Find the GitHub Repo containing the entire setup at rishi-raj-jain/svelte-layer0-example

Deployed link: https://rishi-raj-jain-svelte-default.layer0.link/

[Optional] Svelte template with Webpack

To create a new project based on this template using degit:

npx degit sveltejs/template-webpack svelte-app
cd svelte-app
npm install
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Installation

To install the Layer0 CLI run

npm i -g @layer0/cli
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Initialize your project

In the root directory of your project run:

layer0 init
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This will automatically update your package.json and add all of the required Layer0 dependencies and files to your project. These include:

  • The @layer0/core package - Allows you to declare routes and deploy your application on Layer0
  • The @layer0/prefetch package - Allows you to configure a service worker to prefetch and cache pages to improve browsing speed
  • layer0.config.js - A configuration file for Layer0
  • routes.js - A default routes file that sends all requests to Svelte.

Adding Layer0 Service Worker

To add service worker to your Svelte app, run the following in the root folder of your project:

npm i process register-service-worker workbox-webpack-plugin
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Create service-worker.js at the root of your project with the following:

import { skipWaiting, clientsClaim } from 'workbox-core'
import { precacheAndRoute } from 'workbox-precaching'
import { Prefetcher } from '@layer0/prefetch/sw'

skipWaiting()
clientsClaim()
precacheAndRoute(self.__WB_MANIFEST || [])

new Prefetcher().route()
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To register the service worker, first create registerServiceWorker.js in the src folder:

/* eslint-disable no-console */

import { register } from 'register-service-worker'

if (process.env.NODE_ENV === 'production') {
  register(`/service-worker.js`, {
    ready () {
      console.log(
        'App is being served from cache by a service worker.\n' +
        'For more details, visit https://goo.gl/AFskqB'
      )
    },
    registered () {
      console.log('Service worker has been registered.')
    },
    cached () {
      console.log('Content has been cached for offline use.')
    },
    updatefound () {
      console.log('New content is downloading.')
    },
    updated () {
      console.log('New content is available; please refresh.')
    },
    offline () {
      console.log('No internet connection found. App is running in offline mode.')
    },
    error (error) {
      console.error('Error during service worker registration:', error)
    }
  })
}
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and to include the service worker in the app, edit main.js (in the src folder) as follows:

import './global.css'
import App from './App.svelte'
+ import './registerServiceWorker'

const app = new App({
  target: document.body,
  props: {
    name: 'world',
  },
})

export default app
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Now, in webpack.config.js at the root of your project with the following config:

+ const { InjectManifest } = require("workbox-webpack-plugin");
+ const webpack = require('webpack')
....rest of the config
  plugins: [
    + new webpack.ProvidePlugin({
    +   process: 'process/browser',
    + }),
    + new InjectManifest({
    +   swSrc: "./service-worker.js",
    + })
    ...rest of plugins
  ]
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Configure the routes

Next you'll need to configure Layer0 routing in the routes.js file. Replace the routes.js file that was created during layer0 init with the following:

const { Router } = require('@layer0/core/router')

module.exports = new Router()
  // Send requests to static assets in the build output folder `public`
  .static('public')

  // Send everything else to the App Shell
  .fallback(({ appShell }) => {
    appShell('public/index.html')
  })
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The example above assumes you're using Svelte as a single page app. It routes the static assets (JavaScript, CSS, and Images) in the production build folder public and maps all other requests to the app shell in public/index.html.

Run the Svelte app locally on Layer0

Create a production build of your app by running the following in your project's root directory:

npm run build
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Run layer0 on your local machine:

npm run layer0:dev
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Load the site: http://127.0.0.1:3000

Deploying

Create a production build of your app by running the following in your project's root directory:

npm run build
layer0 run --production
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Next, deploy the build to layer0 by running the layer0 deploy command:

layer0 deploy
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