Building Web Applications with Firebase
Gareth Brown
  • Course duration: 3h 27m
    Estimated full duration: 2h 30m
    54 exercises

I definitely recommend everyone to watch the course if they want to learn Firebase.

Alper Silistre, Software Engineer
In the liveVideo course Building Web Applications with Firebase you’ll code along with expert instructor Gareth Brown as you use Firebase to add hosting, cloud storage, database services, and user authentication to a complete music-and-chat web app. The super-reliable Firebase backend-as-a-service handles your app’s data storage and retrieval infrastructure so you can focus on building an amazing user experience.

About the subject

For many web apps, the backend functionality—storing, processing, and retrieving data—is predictable. Firebase is a fully managed backend service that gives you best-in-class infrastructure for your web apps, handling everything from user authentication and server scaling, right through to crash analytics and a reliable testing environment. Just set it and forget it. Backed by Google and used by some of the top apps available, you can trust Firebase to work flawlessly every time.

About the video

Building Web Applications with Firebase cures the headache of creating—and re-creating—custom backend infrastructure. Code along as expert instructor Gareth Brown creates an entire music-and-chat web app on screen, showing you step-by-step how Firebase can carry the load of your hosting, cloud storage, database services, and user authentication. Each module adds new backend functionality to your app, which you can easily implement with the frontend skills you already know. There are no assumptions made about the rest of your stack; you’ll learn transferable Firebase skills that work seamlessly with your favorite frameworks. When you’re done, you’ll have a fully working app for your portfolio that can show off your new Firebase skills!
Table of Contents detailed table of contents


Course overview

What is Firebase?

Firebase services

Our project: Sound Chat

Firebase console

Creating a Firebase project



Firestore database

Cloud Storage

Setting up our environment

Setting up npm

Project layout

Setting up Firebase CLI

Configuring Firebase in our project

Firebase hosting

What is Firebase Hosting?

Deploying our project

Firebase authentication

What is Firebase Authentication?

Authenticating with Google

Authenticating with Facebook

Authenticating with Twitter

Authenticating with email

Anonymous authentication

Firebase Firestore - Part 1

What is Firestore DB?

Writing data to Firestore DB

Reading data from Firestore DB

Deleting data from Firestore DB

Updating data in Firestore DB

Firebase Cloud Storage

What is Cloud Storage?

Uploading to Cloud Storage

Downloading from Cloud Storage

Security rules

Firebase Firestore - Part 2

Structuring Firestore data

Display all songs

Query Firestore

Firestore realtime updates

Firestore security rules

Wrap up

Course summary

Where to next?



For frontend web developers with intermediate JavaScript skills and a basic knowledge of backend requirements

What you will learn

  • Setup a new project using the Firebase console
  • Install and use the Firebase SDK
  • Configure Firebase inside a JavaScript project
  • Host a website in Firebase
  • Set up user authentication for user sign in
  • Save data to the Firestore database
  • Store audio content in Firebase cloud storage

About the instructor

Gareth Brown is a software engineer with years of experience developing all kinds of web applications.

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If you have no knowledge about Firebase, this is the course for you!

Emanuele Origgi, Software Developer, Datlas

An easy way to get started with firebase.

Alex Saez -Full Stack Developer

Starts with the fundamentals of Firebase and gives you enough context in order to be able to proceed to the actual platform without further questions.

Konstantinos Leimonis, Senior Software Engineer, DAZN

Really great introduction to Firebase and how to use each of its components.

Jonathan Wood, Software Engineer