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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?

45 companies use Cloud Functions for Firebase including OrangeSys, ReWrite, and Katomi.

Cloud Functions for Firebase integrates with

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 5 tools that integrate with Cloud Functions for Firebase.

Why people like Cloud Functions for Firebase

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Cloud Functions for Firebase.

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

Eugene Cheah
Eugene Cheah
CTO at Uilicious Β· | 8 upvotes Β· 1972 views
atUI licious
Cloud Functions for Firebase

For, 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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Dan Fesp
Dan Fesp
at Β· | 5 upvotes Β· 6154 views
Visual Studio Code
Google Cloud Storage
Google App Engine
Cloud Functions for Firebase
Create React App

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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Brandon Best
Brandon Best
Founder at Xpertz Β· | 1 upvotes Β· 9 views
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's alternatives

  • AWS Lambda - Automatically run code in response to modifications to objects in Amazon S3 buckets, messages in Kinesis streams, or updates in DynamoDB
  • Serverless - The most widely-adopted toolkit for building serverless applications
  • Google Cloud Functions - A serverless environment to build and connect cloud services
  • Azure Functions - Listen and react to events across your stack
  • Apex - Serverless Architecture with AWS Lambda

See all alternatives to Cloud Functions for Firebase

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