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Mastering Firebase for Android Development

By : Ashok Kumar S
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Mastering Firebase for Android Development

By: Ashok Kumar S

Overview of this book

Firebase offers a wide spectrum of tools and services to help you develop high-quality apps in a short period of time. It also allows you to build web and mobile apps quickly without managing the infrastructure.Mastering Firebase for Android Development takes you through the complete toolchain of Firebase,including the latest tools announced in Google IO 2018 such as Firebase ML-Kit, FireStore, and Firebase Predictions. The book begins by teaching you to configure your development environment with Firebase and set up a different structure for a Firebase real-time database. As you make your way through the chapters, you’ll establish the authentication feature in Android and explore email and phone authentication for managing the on-boarding of users. You’ll be taken through topics on Firebase crash reporting, Firebase functions, Firebase Cloud, Firebase Hosting, and Cloud Messaging for push notifications and explore other key areas in depth. In the concluding chapters, you will learn to use Firebase Test Lab to test your application before using Firebase Performance Monitoring to trace performance setbacks. By the end of the book, you will be well equipped with the Firebase ecosystem, which will help you find solutions to your common application development challenges.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell
Application Usage Measuring and Notification, Firebase Analytics, and Cloud Messaging
Bringing Everyone on the Same Page, Firebase Invites, and Firebase App Indexing
Making a Monetary Impact and Firebase AdMob and AdWords
Flexible NoSQL and Cloud Firestore
Analytics Data, Clairvoyant, Firebase Predictions

Chapter 6. Not Just a Keeper, Firebase Hosting

"Firebase can be a host to your project, or you can be hostage to the web hosting control panels; it's your call"

— Ashok Kumar S  

Firebase hosting offers instantaneous and secure static hosting solutions for your web applications. A few simple CLI commands will make your web application live instantly. In this chapter, let's learn how Firebase hosting assists developers in publishing production-grade web content. Firebase hosting deploys web applications and static content to a global CDN in a single command, which suggests that hosting a single-page website and a static web application is no hassle anymore. The Firebase hosting service can also deploy lightweight dynamic node web applications through Firebase functions.

There is only one way to approach the Firebase hosting service, which is plunging directly into practical examples and implementations. For a head-long dive as a web developer, there exists compelling and comprehensive documentation...