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Hey, what is your experience with firebase?

I have never used it and I’m looking for a db/easy to prototype backend solution for simple apps. what I have in mind is my ‘|’ website

author Justyna Ilczuk

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I used it once for some tests and it’s quite good. You might also want to take a look at supabase

writen by Benedikt

It seems fairly limited to me. I guess it’s a proprietary key value store after all.

I think the bigger question is how much are you willing to trade dev productivity for low cost hosting.

I like perfer full power sql dB’s myself.

writen by Stephen N

I use it for maildigest. The main things is it has its own language and limitation on joins. Other than that it’s good db to start with quite convenient to use.

writen by Suvojit Manna

That’s cool. I never used it myself, so I guess using either firebase or supabase could be an interesting way to experiment and expand my toolbox.

writen by Justyna Ilczuk

Exactly my thoughts

writen by Benedikt

I have used for Shrtcat and it is very fast to implement. It will save you A LOT of time when you implement an MVP.

However, it has MANY limitations like: it is case sensitive, limitation in the type of queries (you cannot do a ‘WHERE timestamp BETWEEN x AND y AND id = ‘whatever’')

writen by Pere Ayats

I use firebase for most of my projects and I love it. But Suvojit Manna is right, if you plan to do a lot of joins then it is not the best tech to use

writen by Tiago Ferreira

Pere Ayats Shrtcat - what is it?

writen by Justyna Ilczuk

Justyna Ilczuk it is the product that I am building: followers-only links for Twitter (with their stats and metrics)

writen by Pere Ayats

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