Learning Firebase

Harness the power of Firebase to build interactive web applications faster than you ever imagined
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  • Lectures 24
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

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!

About The Author

Mark Nutter is a Minneapolis-based software engineer and the father of two lovely girls. He has been developing software for the web for 10 years and has extensive experience with single-page frontend JavaScript development, having launched and maintained countless heavily trafficked JavaScript applications for his clients, employers, and his own start-up companies. He authored an Angular wrapper for Firebase and has given popular talks about the productivity boost enjoyed by combining Firebase with modern JavaScript frameworks. He is always looking for ways to combine new technologies to accelerate the development of cool and useful software.

What are the requirements?

  • If you have a basic understanding of jQuery and web browser developer tools, you’re good to go!
  • The video course is organized in a way that ensures that the viewer can get the satisfaction of applying what they learn immediately while catching on practical and useful techniques for building robust Firebase applications. Each video will have a heavy emphasis on trying code out in a generic way using the browser’s developer tools console and applying it in a specific way to build an actual application.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Explore the Firebase administrative dashboard and dive into the development of a real-time link sharing app
  • Add user accounts to your Firebase app and grant access to them with ease
  • Grasp the different ways to structure your Firebase data to be scalable and performant
  • Add validation and permission logic to your app and make it secure using the Firebase Security and Rules editor
  • Make your app more real-time by utilizing Firebase’s latency and presence mechanisms
  • Sort, query, limit, and present the data in your Firebase app in a systematic way
  • Use the Firebase command line tools to configure and deploy your application for wider reachability

What is the target audience?

  • This video course is for anyone with basic JavaScript, HTML, and CSS experience who wishes to learn how to add real-time functionality to their apps with Firebase.

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Lighting the Fire – Getting Started with Firebase
02:53

This section provides you with a synopsis of the course.

04:59

Explore the key sections of the site including how to sign up on Firebase.com.

02:42

Need to get a start of the project, create the project, include Firebase, and wire it up.

Section 2: Playing with Fire – CRUD Your Data in Real-time
03:46

Don't know how to add items to a list and retrieve them? Try it out in the console to learn.

02:51

Don't know how to update and delete data? Try it out in the console to learn.

03:31

No way to create and display links? Add markup and logic to do so.

Section 3: Sharing the Fire – Adding User Accounts
03:43

Users cannot sign up for accounts. Walk them through using auth API to enable accounts.

03:41

Auth works, but additional user info must be tracked. Add users and link to auth objects.

03:38

We know how to authorize and store user info, but we need to get it working in LiveLinks.

Section 4: Taming the Fire – Structuring Your Data in a Scalable Way
04:13

Don't understand Firebase's array rules? You will learn about them now.

04:44

Nesting data in a normalized way can be non-performant. We show how flattening data helps.

04:07

We haven't structured our data properly in LiveLinks. Now we structure it properly.

Section 5: Securing the Fire – Authorization and Validation
04:25

Anyone can edit anything with any data they want. We use rules to restrict how data is edited.

03:34

Apps require sophisticated security rules. You'll learn about the tools available for us to create them.

04:02

LiveLinks isn't secure, and we need to make it secure.

Section 6: Controlling the Fire – Ordering, Paginating, and Querying Firebase Data
04:21

Don't understand how to order data? You will learn how to retrieve data in a particular order.

04:28

We need to be able to limit and set ranges for queries. You will learn how to do so by example.

05:51

LiveLinks shows every link all the time. Change LiveLinks to display the top links for a given day.

Section 7: Tending the Fire - Managing Connectivity, Latency, and Presence
04:06

Clients can go offline. We need to track their connected state and respond accordingly.

04:44

Latency is more prominent in a real-time app. You get to learn about Firebase's tools for managing latency.

06:25

LiveLinks doesn't feel alive enough. Add a list of connected users to make it feel alive.

Section 8: Spreading the Fire - Deploying a Firebase Application
04:38

We need to get a Firebase app hosted. You will learn how to use Firebase tools and services to do this.

04:26

Want to manage rules locally and add advanced configs to app? Use the Firebase advanced config options to accomplish this.

02:21

Where do we go from here?

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Packt Publishing, Tech Knowledge in Motion

Over the past ten years Packt Publishing has developed an extensive catalogue of over 2000 books, e-books and video courses aimed at keeping IT professionals ahead of the technology curve. From new takes on established technologies through to the latest guides on emerging platforms, topics and trends – Packt's focus has always been on giving our customers the working knowledge they need to get the job done. Our Udemy courses continue this tradition, bringing you comprehensive yet concise video courses straight from the experts.

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