re: When to use (and not use) firebase? VIEW POST


When I use a tool, it is usually to solve a problem.

Firebase (Auth and Firestore) are a nice way to deal with authentication so I am using it for that. I was using an open source solution (JEE and Postgresql based) before but scaling up was a pain (both in configuration and cost), I also had to monitor it.

I also use Firebase hosting for my static HTML app because it is convenient and I am planning to use a Google function to add a small dynamic functionality (monitoring outbound traffic).

My API is hosted in GCP App Engine so that I don't need to deal with maintenance or monitoring.

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