The code of this course is fully up to date with the Angular 4 release (formerly Angular 2) and Firebase 3 - meaning that the videos cover the Final release API and the support code is updated to Final.
Note: The Firebase Jumpstart E-Book is included in this course!
Important: By enrolling you also get very fast and friendly student assistance. If you have questions please post a question and i'll get back to you ASAP. Remember I'm here (every day) to help you and can answer you also in French and Spanish if you prefer.
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Why Learning Angular and Firebase by Building a Real App is Essential
Learning framework features one by one is helpful when you are just getting started, but the problem of that approach is that you might lack context to fully understand each separate feature if the example is not meaningful.
One of the most frequent questions we hear: is there an example of a small but complete Angular application? How do I tie all the framework concepts and use them to build a real application ? When, how and why should a given framework feature be used?
In this course we are going to build an Angular Application from scratch, literally from an empty folder. We are going to introduce features one by one and we are going to implement common patterns that you will need in an application: master detail, pagination, client side search, authentication, creation and modification forms, navigation menus, protect parts of the app from unauthorized access, and more.
Why Firebase ? Do we Still Really need REST APIs and SQL Databases?
There hasn't been much press covering it, but the latest Firebase that Google just launched a few months ago might completely change the way that we build Web Applications, and the latest addition of HTTP 2 support for Firebase Hosting is only a small reason for that. The powerful Firebase WebSockets based client and the Firebase Real Time Database allow us to build our systems in a much simpler and performant way, especially if we take advantage of the FIREstack architecture that will be presented in this course, not to mention all the built-in Firebase functionality which ranges from Hosting to Authentication to name a few of the many available features.
The truth is that building web applications is still way too hard for what we need it to be: building a web site with a custom backend is very time consuming and error prone, even when writing REST APIs in Node using for example the MEAN stack.
Its Still Way Too Hard to Build Web Applications
If we add to that the expertise necessary to correctly secure a web application and its database, to efficiently use third party storage services like Amazon S3 to host static content like images and pre-built Js / Css bundles, its sometimes amazing how we can even get anything done as web developers.
The value proposition of the Firebase Backend as a Service (BAAS) solution is tremendous, although we do understand that sooner or later we will need some sort of backend to perform certain operations, either for security reasons because the security rules that restrict certain actions are too complex to express in Firebase Security Rules, or because we want to do a batch operation like for example sanitize chat messages for forbidden words.
But even then, the Firebase SDK and the Angular Fire and Firebase Queue libraries that we will cover in this course make it much simpler to build a simple but secure backend without the need to setup expensive SSL certificates.
What You will Learn In This Course
In this course I will assume that you already know Angular, and that you want to apply what you have learned to build a concrete application: you will scaffold the application, setup the router, build components and forms, and build a service layer using Angular Fire.
So you do need previous Angular knowledge on Components, the Router and Forms, but on the Firebase side I will assume that this is your first experience with Firebase.
You will learn how to build a Firebase batch job using the Firebase SDK and the Firebase Queue library, and learn how to build custom NodeJs Firebase backends.
(Free samples of multiple parts of the course are available)