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Cloud Functions for Firebase

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What is Cloud Functions for Firebase?

Cloud Functions for Firebase lets you create functions that are triggered by Firebase products, such as changes to data in the Realtime Database, uploads to Cloud Storage, new user sign ups via Authentication, and conversion events in Analytics.
Cloud Functions for Firebase is a tool in the Serverless / Task Processing category of a tech stack.

Who uses Cloud Functions for Firebase?

Companies
78 companies reportedly use Cloud Functions for Firebase in their tech stacks, including WISESIGHT, Barogo, and Bepro Company.

Developers
202 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Cloud Functions for Firebase.

Cloud Functions for Firebase Integrations

Firebase, Google Cloud Storage, Cloud Firestore, Google Cloud Functions, and Google Cloud Pub/Sub are some of the popular tools that integrate with Cloud Functions for Firebase. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with Cloud Functions for Firebase.

Why developers like Cloud Functions for Firebase?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Cloud Functions for Firebase
Top Reasons
Private Decisions at about Cloud Functions for Firebase
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Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by members of with Cloud Functions for Firebase in their tech stack.

Firebase
Firebase
Cloud Firestore
Cloud Firestore
Cloud Functions for Firebase
Cloud Functions for Firebase
Google App Engine
Google App Engine
React
React
React Native
React Native
React Native Firebase
React Native Firebase
NativeBase
NativeBase
Twilio
Twilio
Dwolla.js
Dwolla.js
Yarn
Yarn
fastlane
fastlane
Bitbucket
Bitbucket
Slack
Slack
LastPass
LastPass

Firebase Cloud Firestore Cloud Functions for Firebase Google App Engine React React Native React Native Firebase NativeBase Twilio Dwolla.js Yarn fastlane Bitbucket Slack LastPass

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Cloud Functions for Firebase
Cloud Functions for Firebase

Easy to set up cloud functions Cloud Functions for Firebase

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Stripe
Stripe
Cloud Functions for Firebase
Cloud Functions for Firebase
Cloud Firestore
Cloud Firestore
Vue.js
Vue.js

I am building a platform for a health provider using Vue.js with Cloud Firestore and Cloud Functions for Firebase. Some of the app features are: Video chat, Chat 1 to 1 Payment - using Stripe Mange clients - CRM

I am debating whether to stay with Cloud Firestore and Cloud Functions for Firebase as my backend (using ExpressJS) I built it in a way that will be easy to change to Rest API with other DB, but not sure if I want to keep using Firestore

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Public Decisions about Cloud Functions for Firebase

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Cloud Functions for Firebase in their tech stack.

Eugene Cheah
Eugene Cheah
CTO at Uilicious · | 7 upvotes · 5.5K views
atUI liciousUI licious
Cloud Functions for Firebase
Cloud Functions for Firebase
CloudFlare
CloudFlare
Firebase
Firebase

For inboxkitten.com, an opensource disposable email service;

We migrated our serverless workload from Cloud Functions for Firebase to CloudFlare workers, taking advantage of the lower cost and faster-performing edge computing of Cloudflare network. Made possible due to our extremely low CPU and RAM overhead of our serverless functions.

If I were to summarize the limitation of Cloudflare (as oppose to firebase/gcp functions), it would be ...

  1. <5ms CPU time limit
  2. Incompatible with express.js
  3. one script limitation per domain

Limitations our workload is able to conform with (YMMV)

For hosting of static files, we migrated from Firebase to CommonsHost

More details on the trade-off in between both serverless providers is in the article

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Aliadoc Team
Aliadoc Team
at aliadoc.com · | 5 upvotes · 355.9K views
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React
React
Create React App
Create React App
CloudFlare
CloudFlare
Firebase
Firebase
Cloud Functions for Firebase
Cloud Functions for Firebase
Google App Engine
Google App Engine
Google Cloud Storage
Google Cloud Storage
Serverless
Serverless
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code
Bitbucket
Bitbucket
#Aliadoc

In #Aliadoc, we're exploring the crowdfunding option to get traction before launch. We are building a SaaS platform for website design customization.

For the Admin UI and website editor we use React and we're currently transitioning from a Create React App setup to a custom one because our needs have become more specific. We use CloudFlare as much as possible, it's a great service.

For routing dynamic resources and proxy tasks to feed websites to the editor we leverage CloudFlare Workers for improved responsiveness. We use Firebase for our hosting needs and user authentication while also using several Cloud Functions for Firebase to interact with other services along with Google App Engine and Google Cloud Storage, but also the Real Time Database is on the radar for collaborative website editing.

We generally hate configuration but honestly because of the stage of our project we lack resources for doing heavy sysops work. So we are basically just relying on Serverless technologies as much as we can to do all server side processing.

Visual Studio Code definitively makes programming a much easier and enjoyable task, we just love it. We combine it with Bitbucket for our source code control needs.

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Stripe
Stripe
Cloud Functions for Firebase
Cloud Functions for Firebase
Cloud Firestore
Cloud Firestore
Vue.js
Vue.js

I am building a platform for a health provider using Vue.js with Cloud Firestore and Cloud Functions for Firebase. Some of the app features are: Video chat, Chat 1 to 1 Payment - using Stripe Mange clients - CRM

I am debating whether to stay with Cloud Firestore and Cloud Functions for Firebase as my backend (using ExpressJS) I built it in a way that will be easy to change to Rest API with other DB, but not sure if I want to keep using Firestore

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Brandon Best
Brandon Best
Founder at Xpertz · | 1 upvotes · 3.5K views
atXpertzXpertz
Cloud Functions for Firebase
Cloud Functions for Firebase

Runs the functions that operate our API in order to communicate with Slack. Cloud Functions for Firebase

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Cloud Functions for Firebase Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Cloud Functions for Firebase?
AWS Lambda
AWS Lambda is a compute service that runs your code in response to events and automatically manages the underlying compute resources for you. You can use AWS Lambda to extend other AWS services with custom logic, or create your own back-end services that operate at AWS scale, performance, and security.
Serverless
Build applications comprised of microservices that run in response to events, auto-scale for you, and only charge you when they run. This lowers the total cost of maintaining your apps, enabling you to build more logic, faster. The Framework uses new event-driven compute services, like AWS Lambda, Google CloudFunctions, and more.
Azure Functions
Azure Functions is an event driven, compute-on-demand experience that extends the existing Azure application platform with capabilities to implement code triggered by events occurring in virtually any Azure or 3rd party service as well as on-premises systems.
Google Cloud Functions
Construct applications from bite-sized business logic billed to the nearest 100 milliseconds, only while your code is running
Apex
Apex is a small tool for deploying and managing AWS Lambda functions. With shims for languages not yet supported by Lambda, you can use Golang out of the box.
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