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Why I chose the Firebase ecosystem

jjsantos profile image Juan De los santos ・2 min read

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I've been using Firebase for a few months now, and the experience I've had with this has been amazing.

Quick definition:

"Firebase is a mobile and web application development platform."

Firebase provide us a lot of functionalitys, in order to reduce the development time and to make web/movile apps more maintainable. Must of the time Firebase works like a SaaS making easy and fast for us, things like handling authentication.

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Handling login


To whom I recommend Firebase?

I recommend Firebase the most to entrepreneurs, startups and people on hackathons I say so because those particular markets, has requirement that constantly change during development phase.

Building a MVP with Firebase gives a greate adavantage agains others that are using other tools that takes to much time for example the analisys of a big database structure. If you have been in a Hackathon before, you already know that time is crucial; you have to spend time thinking on a good business idea, and then when you have something concrete in your mind, you have to document it and then the development time gets reduce to around 40% or less to create a functional MVP... If this is the case Firebase will be your hero.

If you want to learn more about Firebase, feel free to visit the official guide: https://firebase.google.com/docs/guides/


Have you used Firebase or plan to use it? Let me know in the comments.

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Abel Ndinyo

Firebase came as a life saver to most of us developers. Well, used most of its features like Cloud messaging, Storage, Authentication , Database - Cloud firestore (to be precise) and looking to use other features. With Firebase, the learning curve is endless.

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Jake Varness

I want to explore firebase a little more. I haven't looked to deeply into it, but I do want to try it!

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Juan De los santos Author

I'm not even an expert on Firebase yet, but the experience that I've got with some Firebase services such as: Hosting, Realtime Database, Authentication, and Cloud Storage, it's just awesome.

Let me know how was your experiences and which Firebase services you used.

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Andrew Wooldridge

I like your article, and also enjoy getting started with Firebase. I think you might want to fix a few typos in your article:

  • functionalitys -> functionalities
  • movile apps -> mobile apps
  • Must of the time -> Most of the time
  • making easy and fast -> making things easy and fast
  • To whom I recommend -> To whom would I recommend
  • on hackathons -> on hackathons.
  • greate adavantage agains -> great advantage against
  • takes to much -> takes too much
  • analisys -> analysis
  • thinking on a -> thinking about a
  • gets reduce -> gets reduced

I think you want to make a good impression on this site, and having misspelled words and broken sentences gives folks the wrong impression of you.

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Shane Barry

Yep, Firebase is awesome. I've been using it since before they were acquired by google. We used it to build our beta product and it's been great!

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Adie Williams

Thanks for the post @juan . Wondered if anyone has any reasons not to use Firebase and if they've ever had problems with it getting expensive

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scottshipp

I had a great experience building my first mobile app atop Firebase. The real-time nature of the data feels miraculous and the reactive model of programming was fun to work in!

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hkara107144

Hi,mongo or firebase,which is the best for web development ?

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Sabowsla

I've been working with firebase for 6 months now, and it's awesome 😎

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Joimee

What's your opinion about data denormalization?

I find it hard to make my documents consistent across collections and subcollections that has it.

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