Archive for the ‘FireBase’ Category

Implementing Push Notifications: The Back End

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In the first part of this series we set up the front end with a Service Worker, a `manifest.json` file, and initialized Firebase. Now we need to create our database and watcher functions. Article Series: Setting Up & Firebase The Back End (You are h...

Implementing Push Notifications: Setting Up & Firebase

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You know those the little notification windows that pop up in the top right (Mac) or bottom right (Windows) corner when, for example, a new article on our favorite blog or a new video on YouTube was uploaded? Those are push notifications. Part of the ...

How to Create a Reddit Clone Using React and Firebase

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React is an awesome JavaScript library for building user interfaces. Since the publishing of Create React App, it has become very easy to scaffold a barebones React application. In this article, we will be using Firebase along with Create React App to ...

Firebase & React Part 2: User Authentication

This is a follow up to the CSS-Tricks Article Intro to Firebase and React. In that lesson, we built Fun Food Friends, an application for planning your next potluck. It looked like this: If you haven't completed that article yet, please complete that a...

Intro to Firebase and React

Let's take a look at building something using Firebase and React. We'll be building something called Fun Food Friends, a web application for planning your next potluck, which hopefully feels like something rather "real world", in that you can imagine u...

“Severless”

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Every time I use the word "serverless", which is somewhat regularly lately, as we've had a few articles using the term lately and use the concept at CodePen for a variety of things, I get some version of: CMON BRAH YOU'RE STILL USING "SERVERS". And the...

Authentication in React Native with Firebase

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React Native is one of the most popular choices for creating cross-platform mobile apps with JavaScript and React. Essential for many apps is registering and authenticating users, and in this tutorial I'm going to use Firebase to implement authenticati...

Graph Data with Firebase

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In my previous article titled “Build a Web App with Backbone.js and Socket.io” I’ve explained how to use Backbone.js and Socket.IO to implement an asynchronous messaging paradigm to avoid coupling. The idea behind the tutorial was to separate gro...

Offline Support in Firebase, a Truly Mobile Datastore?

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Since being acquired by Google, Firebase has continued to develop into a powerful platform for building both web and mobile applications. The company’s recent announcements from the Firebase team dealt with their pricing structure, which was chan...