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Beginning Firebase

Firebase is a mobile-backend-as-a-service that provides several features for building powerful mobile apps. Firebase has three core services: a realtime database, user authentication and hosting. With the Firebase SDK, you can use these services to build powerful apps without writing a single line of server code. By Brian Moakley.

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In this introduction, you'll be introduced to Firebase, why using it is a good idea, and what the course will cover.

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In this video, you'll learn how to install Firebase into your app by way of the dependency management framework, CocoaPods.

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Installing Firebase is not enough. You actually have to configure it in order to work with your app. In this video, you'll learn how to do this.

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In your first challenge of the course, you will design the structure of the JSON that you will use in this course.

References 5:59
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References are what you use to save and read data to Firebase. In this video, you'll learn how to use references in your Swift app.

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Saving data in Firebase is handled by references. In this video, you'll set values to references and same them Firebase.

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Saving data is one part of the equation. You also have to read it back. This video will show you how to do that with Firebase.

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In your next challenge, you'll read some data from Firebase. I'll get you started and you'll finish the rest.

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Nothing lasts forever. Especially data. In this video, you'll learn how to update data, but also, how to delete it.

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In your third and final challenge of this section, you'll delete some data using an alternative method briefly discussed in a previous video.

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You'll often times need to get specific information from the database. This video will introduce you to query methods.

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This video concludes the first section on Firebase. It reviews what was covered, and what is coming up next.

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In this video, this video will introduce you to Firebase's registration system which you'll use to register and log-in users.

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Firebase has many different authentication methods available to you. In this video, you'll learn how to setup email authentication.

Keychain 2:41
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Working with Firebase, you'll be required to enable keychain sharing. Curious about the keychain? Watch on to find out about it.

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When making a user account system, users will need to create accounts. This video will walk you through the process.

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When working user registration systems, you'll encounter lots of errors. This challenge will introduce to the process of handling them.

User Login 3:52
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Once you have user accounts created, you have to login those users. This video will cover the process of handling user login.

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When creating a new user account, users will expect to be automatically logged into the system. Your challenge is to make it happen.

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Firebase has the ability to allow you to display online user information. This isn't an API. It's just a clever use of references.

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You've learned how to get a list of currently online users. Your final challenge in this course is to display a user count to the end user.

Conclusion 1:35
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In this final video, you'll gain an overview of the things you learned and also be pointed on where to go next.