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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

Implementing data-change monitoring

Have you ever wondered what would it be like if you could add extra behavior, or even receive a notification, whenever there's a data manipulation in your database? I bet that would be great to have a feature, and you would be amazed to know that Firebase Cloud Functions has got you covered!

In this recipe, we're going to integrate the monitoring of changes made to data using Firebase Cloud Functions.

Getting ready

Before you start adding your function's implementation, please make sure that your project is ready for Cloud Functions. To double check, please refer to the Getting started with Cloud Functions recipe for assistance.