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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

Structuring data within our Realtime Database

The hype over Firebase database structure is real; people just don't know how to do it. The idea behind it is simple and clear--stop thinking in the relational world data structuring because such thing won't simply work in a document-based architecture.

How to do it...

Firebase database is built to be dynamic and flat, so the idea of data redundancy is somehow a must. The idea from all this is to fetch data as fast as possible, and true, in order to add or delete data, you will need it mentioned pretty much everywhere. But that's a cost we will pay if we want to optimize the downloading and data fetching time.

  1. Let me present an example that demonstrates this thought...