Tag: firebase

Getting Started with Firebase Cloud Storage on Android

Cloud Storage can be real frustrating if you don’t know what you’re doing. Thankfully, Firebase simplifies it down to as simple as it can be. We’ll go over why you’d want to use Firebase Cloud Storage over other cloud storage services, and the different ways to go about it. As with my other tutorials, this…
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Getting Started with Firebase using AngularJS

A few things here and there have pushed me to learn AngularJS. It was all easy and simple I had to start implementing Firebase (because that’s what I do). Now if you’ve done this already (in which case, I don’t know why you’re reading this article), you might think “What are you on about? It’s…
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Understanding Cloud Firestore Security Rules

Cloud Firestore improved on many things over its predecessor, Realtime Database. One of which is security. Cloud Firestore’s security rules are more flexible and easier to write than those of the Realtime Database, especially without the trouble of cascading rules. Read on and I’ll let you decide for yourself which set of rules you find…
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Understanding Firebase Realtime Database Security Rules

After implementing your Realtime Database, you’re going to want to set up some security so your users’ data is in safe hands. It took me a long time to get my head around writing these rules. There’s nothing wrong with the official docs on the subject, but the details span over so many pages. Let’s…
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Firebase Realtime Database vs Firestore: Which is better?

They’re both Cloud Databases made by Firebase. They can both work in real-time, both offer offline support, so what’s the difference? Firestore is nicer to work with because of its various data types. Since it’s built on GCP Cloudstore, it’s HIPPA compliant, unlike Realtime Database. (Thanks anater for this info). Firestore stores data in documents,…
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Getting started with Firebase Realtime Database on Android

Cloud Firestore may be out (in its beta) and it does look to be overshadowing its little brother, but there are a number of good reasons to stick to the Realtime Database. For instance, Realtime Database is just better than Firestore at being “realtime”. If you want to find out more about that, you should…
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Adding Firebase to your Android App

If you’ve seen this post before, you’ll probably recognise that this long-winded unpolished article has changed quite a bit. Of course, I’ll only leave you with the best content! Any unpolished gems must be dealt with. No need to bother with explaning why Firebase is so awesome. You already know that. That’s why you’re here.…
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Why you should add Firebase to your App

What is Firebase? Not much really. Just a small set of tools. … if small was a large number. Firebase delivers tons of features. It can handle everything across the cloud, provide you with free analytics for your app, new ways to test your app at light speeds, or even configure your app differently for…
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