Learning Firebase
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: August 2015
Run time: 1 hour 38 minutes

Harness the power of Firebase to build interactive web applications faster than you ever imagined

About This Video

  • Get the knack of building real-time applications using Firebase, one of the best backend service providers

  • Explore the intuitive Firebase dashboard and learn how to fully manage your applications without ever having to fire up a terminal

  • Excel in Firebase by building a real-time link sharing application of your own as you explore core concepts and techniques

In Detail

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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    I was excited to purchase this video as Firebase is a provider I've been considering. Let me also add that I'm not a beginner, I just wanted to understand how Firebase works.

    Unfortunately, the presenter moves at warp speed. He does most of the work in the Chrome console, which makes it hard to follow. When he's in his editor, he doesn't type code, he pastes it in. By the time you read the code he pasted in and try to comprehend it, he's already two or three steps ahead.

    Each chapter builds on the previous chapter. So unless you were able to understand what he did in Chapter X (which involves a lot of pausing of the video), you have little chance of following Chapter X+1. By the time I got to Chapter 4, I just gave up because there was really no point.

    It's one thing to move quickly, but the presenter moves SO fast that the video is useless.

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