As the web evolves, more and more complexity is moving to the front-end. A new trend called no-backend seeks to shy away from the traditional server-side web development in favor of utilizing cloud-based backend technologies like Firebase, allowing developers to focus on important business logic rather than boilerplate backend code.
The web moves fast but with Firebase you can move faster by unlocking the power of real-time communication without the burden of server-side development. It will have you questioning everything you've been told about what web development is supposed to be and unlock a productivity gain you only get a few times in your career.
Learning Firebase will teach you how to develop fully featured real-time applications using Firebase in the friendliest and most intuitive way possible, by walking through examples using the Firebase dashboard and API.
From the word go you will start to craft a sophisticated real-time link sharing application as a means of applying Firebase concepts exactly as they would be for any other viable application. You will be introduced to the amazing real-time data browser, which you will use extensively throughout the course, as you go hands on with the most important features of Firebase. As you move ahead you'll learn how to create, read, update, and delete data. You'll also become familiar with adding and managing user accounts, securing your data, and unlocking its full potential. You'll apply the knowledge gained to your own application to solidify the concepts and be inspired to explore topics beyond the scope of this course.
By the end of the course, you will have created a full-blown real-time app and be rest assured that it will be the first of many to come!
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Explore the key sections of the site including how to sign up on Firebase.com.
Need to get a start of the project, create the project, include Firebase, and wire it up.
Don't know how to add items to a list and retrieve them? Try it out in the console to learn.
Don't know how to update and delete data? Try it out in the console to learn.
No way to create and display links? Add markup and logic to do so.
Users cannot sign up for accounts. Walk them through using auth API to enable accounts.
Auth works, but additional user info must be tracked. Add users and link to auth objects.
We know how to authorize and store user info, but we need to get it working in LiveLinks.
Don't understand Firebase's array rules? You will learn about them now.
Nesting data in a normalized way can be non-performant. We show how flattening data helps.
We haven't structured our data properly in LiveLinks. Now we structure it properly.
Anyone can edit anything with any data they want. We use rules to restrict how data is edited.
Apps require sophisticated security rules. You'll learn about the tools available for us to create them.
LiveLinks isn't secure, and we need to make it secure.
Don't understand how to order data? You will learn how to retrieve data in a particular order.
We need to be able to limit and set ranges for queries. You will learn how to do so by example.
LiveLinks shows every link all the time. Change LiveLinks to display the top links for a given day.
Clients can go offline. We need to track their connected state and respond accordingly.
Latency is more prominent in a real-time app. You get to learn about Firebase's tools for managing latency.
LiveLinks doesn't feel alive enough. Add a list of connected users to make it feel alive.
We need to get a Firebase app hosted. You will learn how to use Firebase tools and services to do this.
Want to manage rules locally and add advanced configs to app? Use the Firebase advanced config options to accomplish this.
Where do we go from here?
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