What service workers are being used on dev.to and what do they do?

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This morning while I was in a web meeting the fan on my 5yo MacBook Air was blowing a bit much. I checked Activity Monitor thinking it would be bad javascript on the website doing the web meeting. I was surprised to find that the process maxing out a core was a Safari Service Worker for dev.to.

I closed the dev.to tab that I had open and my fan stopped spinning shortly thereafter.

What service workers are being used on dev.to and what do they do?

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Sore eyes?

dev.to now has dark mode.

Go to the "misc" section of your settings and select night theme ❤️

(There is also a pink mode)