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Firebase Cookbook

By : Houssem Yahiaoui
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Firebase Cookbook

By: Houssem Yahiaoui

Overview of this book

Do you feel tired just thinking or even hearing about backend technologies, authentication or the tedious task of deployment? Firebase is here to change the way you develop and make your app a first-class citizen of the cloud. This books takes a solution based approach by providing you recipes that would help you understand the features of Firebase and implement them in your existing web or mobile applications. We start-off by creating our first Firebase application and integrating its services into different platforms and environments for mobile as well as web applications. Then we deep dive into Real-time Database and Firebase Storage that allows your users to access data across various devices with realtive ease. With each chapter you will gradually create the building blocks of your application from securing your data with Firebase Rules to authenticating your users with O-Auth. Moving along we would explore modern application development techniques such as creating serverless applications with Firebase Cloud Functions or turning your traditional applications into progressive apps with Service workers. Finally you will learn how to create cross-platform mobile apps, integrate Firebase in native platforms, and learn how to monetize your mobile applications using Admob for Android and iOS.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Firebase Cloud FireStore

Pushing/retrieving data from the Firebase Realtime Database

Firebase stores data in a link-based manner that allows you to add and query the information really simple. The NativeScript Firebase plugin makes the operation much simpler with an easy-to-use API. So, let's discover how we can perform such operations. In this recipe, we're going to see how we can add and retrieve data in NativeScript and Firebase.

Getting ready 

Before we begin, we need to make sure that our application is fully configured with Firebase. For that, you can refer to the preceding Adding the Firebase plugin to our application recipe, which will teach you how you can do that.

You will also need to initialize the Firebase plugin with the...