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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
71 companies reportedly use Cloud Functions for Firebase in their tech stacks, including Orangesys, ReWrite, and Katomi.

Developers
136 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
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Cloud Functions for Firebase Reviews

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 · | 6 upvotes · 1.8K views
atUI liciousUI licious
Firebase
Firebase
CloudFlare
CloudFlare
Cloud Functions for Firebase
Cloud Functions for 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 · 30.3K views
atAliadocAliadoc
Bitbucket
Bitbucket
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code
Serverless
Serverless
Google Cloud Storage
Google Cloud Storage
Google App Engine
Google App Engine
Cloud Functions for Firebase
Cloud Functions for Firebase
Firebase
Firebase
CloudFlare
CloudFlare
Create React App
Create React App
React
React
#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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Brandon Best
Brandon Best
Founder at Xpertz · | 1 upvotes · 1.1K 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.
Google Cloud Functions
Construct applications from bite-sized business logic billed to the nearest 100 milliseconds, only while your code is running
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.
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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