This Week in #Firebase – February 10, 2017

Firebase at Google I/O and Cloud.NEXT
Last year at Google I/O we launched the new Firebase, and we’re continuing to work on it. This year I/O returns to the Shoreline Ampitheater in Mountain View. The Ticket Application Window opens on February 22 at 10AM. Learn more at https://events.google.com/io/.

We’ll also be talking a lot about Firebase at Google Cloud Next in March in San Francisco. I’ll be there doing multiple talks! Hope to see you there, too!

It’s a short update this week, as I’ve been busy preparing my talks for Cloud.Next as well as building a Firebase+Google Maps powered robot to show off there! More to come on this blog.

I’ve also been working on an Android+Firebase Cloud Messaging experiment — allowing you to set the colors of two lights in my home office over the web. Learn more and try it out here.

Community Posts

Here’s a great article from Femi Taiwo on Medium about Understanding the Power of Firebase Security Rules.

A really neat article here from Alex Bachuk on using Firebase with Amazon Web Services simple email service (SES).

Aaron Saunders pushed an open source application that links Ionic 2.0.1 with AngularFire, Firebase and ngrx integration. Definitely worth a look!

@skielo keeps putting out great Firebase blog posts, this time on Firebase – Authentication using AngularJS.

An older post that I discovered this week — also on Authentication, this time by Jorge Vergara where he posts on using Firebase Anonymous Login with Ionic Framework apps.

Official Channels

It’s been a busy week (especially for me!) on the official channels. This week we published an article on understanding Complex Sign-in user flows on Android with Firebase by yours truly, as well as a great quick tip on Firebase Analytics from Todd Kerpelman; and more Pirate Metrics from my partner-in-crime Parul Soi.

On the YouTube Front, another Pirate Metrics video from Parul and I hit the innertubes.

The excellent #MeetFirebase show had a new episode with Pedro Nunes from Firebase Crash Reporting. I’m filming my episode next week — can’t wait!

Doug also put out a great episode on Firebase Crash Reporting in the #Firecasts series.

And to wrap up a really busy week for me — here’s a Firecast on FirebaseUI Auth for the Web. I don’t usually do web stuff, as I focus on mobile…but this was fun! [Not sure about the cheesy grin in the thumbail though….]