Firebase - a mobile app development platform has come up with new updates now they will be working much closer with Google cloud platform. Firebase will provide more support for Google Cloud Function, and they also provide great support for storage options that are offered by Google Cloud Platform.
According to James Tamplin, Product Manager in Firebase told that they always had an easy access to Google’s cloud ecosystem. Developers can benefit from this service where they can have simple backend- as-a-service platform that avoids them in building their own infrastructure and maintaining their own servers. As app features grow based on the user’s requirements, developers need to setup the servers accordingly to the advanced features added.
Google always try to offer developer friendly features from its Cloud platform. Now, Firebase will be working with Google to extend its support in providing advanced features. Firstly, the main requirement from firebase developers was to expand their app’s functionality without turning up the servers.This requirement was overcome by Cloud Functions for Firebase that offers new event-driven serverless computation. Cloud and Firebase share the same infrastructure that allows developers in invoking functions or accessing the resources from all over the Cloud/Firebase ecosystem.
Next update is that Firebase Storage will work much closer with Cloud Storage. Firebase Storage that was launched 10 months ago, allow you download and upload files easily from Cloud Storage. Earlier they were providing a single bucket for the user’s file storage. Now they are aligning two products and allowing users to utilize any Cloud Storage bucket from any part of the world and from any storage class, directly from the Firebase SDK. So they have renamed it as Cloud Storage for Firebase.
They are also extending GCP’s Terms of services to cover many Firebase products. This makes Firebase and Cloud are simpler for evaluating and using them together.Products to be covered are Hosting, Authentication, Functions, Storage, and Test Lab.