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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


Knowing about Firebase's static capabilities, going the extra mile with it can be difficult, if not impossible, sometimes. However, the Firebase team this year has introduced something that, in my opinion, will change the rules of the game. I'm speaking technically about Firebase Cloud Functions. Cloud Functions is the perfect solution for extending most of the present capabilities of Firebase, from the database to allowing awesome re-engagement for your users. Using Cloud Functions will transform your application from being just backend-less to serverless, with zero maintenance. This means that you are going to perform some magic in order to make sure that your function is behaving with one to endless users. At the same time, you can ensure that they are secure and that their privacy is never jeopardized.

The functions we're going to write will...