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In this course, you’ll learn how to use Firebase. Firebase is a cloud backend, and one of the leading choices for Backend as a Service. It enables you to quickly get synchronized data up and running for multi-user apps. This is important because nearly every mobile app these days requires authentication and real-time data updates. We’ll begin by showing you how easy it is to read and write almost any data to Firebase. After that, we’ll teach you how to allow users to login and have data associated with them. We’ll then cover how to write queries and filters for your data. You’ll discover how to take advantage of Firebase's offline capabilities, and master efficient database design for lightning-fast data retrieval. Lastly, you’ll learn how to use Firebase’s Security and Rules language to secure and add permissions to your data. By the end of this course you will have an Android application that can store and share data between different users in real time as well as authenticate and authorize those users.
Lesson 1In this lesson you'll set up Firebase and read and write your first data. **Topics include:** * Course Description and Prerequisites * Getting Setup With Firebase * Writing your first Firebase Data * How Data Works in Firebase * Reading your first Firebase Data * Plain Old Java Objects in Firebase * When to Choose Firebase as part of your stack
Lesson 2In this lesson you'll learn all the ins and outs of reading and writing data, including displaying lists of data that are synced with your Firebase database. **Topics include:** * Writing * Reading * Debugging * Lists in Firebase and FirebaseUI * Best Practices for Reading and Writing Data
Lesson 3In this lesson you'll how to create user accounts using both the an email and password login flow, as well as Google login. You’ll then use this user data to display different information to the user depending on who they are signed in as. **Topics include:** * Creating and Logging in Users via Email and Password * Logging in Users with Google * Logging out Users * How to Store App Specific User Data * How to Use User Data * Basic Login Security and Resetting User Passwords
Lesson 4 (COMING SOON)In this lesson you'll learn how to structure your database schema for lightning fast queries and sorting. You’ll use your new data structure to implement sharing functionality. You’ll also learn about Firebase’s filtering and sorting capabilities by adding sorting and basic autocomplete to ShoppingList++. **Topics include:** * Sorting in Firebase with orderBy * How and why to de-normalize data * Dealing with Many to Many relationships in Firebase * Using IndexOn and OrderByValue for faster searches * Range, Start At, End At and Limit queries * Basic Searching in Firebase
Lesson 5 (COMING SOON)In this lesson you'll learn about how Firebase deals with offline access and how to secure your data using Firebase’s built in security and permission rules. **Topics include:** * Firebase Offline Access * Security Rules * Expression in Security Rules * Authentication Checking in Security Rules * Data Validation in Firebase
- JP Souchak - JP is a Program Manager at Google. His role is focused on generating data and reporting on online training to determine how to improve the experience for students, to help prioritized content and updates, and to determine the best ROE (Return on Engagement) for courses. In the past, his role has included developing ILT and online curriculum, delivering content, and assisting the organization in building certification and training partner programs.
- Lyla Fujiwara - Lyla Fujiwara is a Course Developer at Udacity who has taught math and computer science on three continents. Prior to joining Udacity, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Rwanda, where she worked and hacked alongside the incredibly talented young women at Gashora Girls Academy. When she's not teaching or tinkering, she enjoys social dancing, puzzling, drawing, tabletop RPGs and biking around the peninsula.
Google is a company founded on 4 September 1998 in the Google garage in Silicon Valley, California, by Larry Page and Sergueï Brin, creators of the Google search engine.
The company made its name primarily through the monopolistic position of its search engine, which faced competition first from AltaVista and then from Yahoo! and Bing. It has since made a number of acquisitions and developments, and today owns a number of noteworthy software products and websites, including YouTube, the Android operating system for mobile phones, and other services such as Google Earth, Google Maps and Google Play.
Udacity is a for-profit educational organization founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky offering massive open online courses (MOOCs). According to Thrun, the origin of the name Udacity comes from the company's desire to be "audacious for you, the student". While it originally focused on offering university-style courses, it now focuses more on vocational courses for professionals.