Firebase

JSON in the sky.....

Parse

Firebase

{
  key:{
    key1:value1;, 
    key2:value2,
  },
  otherKey:val
}

{sign-up for an account on firebase}

{fork and clone this repo!}

with a partner!

{start running a local server}

cd Desktop/firebase-demo
python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8080
# See page at localhost:8080

What we'll build

Set up

Create a new app on Firebase

Include the libraries in your index.html

Include dependencies!

<!-- Angular -->
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/.../angular.js"></script>

<!-- Firebase -->
<script src="https://cdn.firebase.com/.../firebase.js"></script>

<!-- AngularFire -->
<script src="https://cdn.firebase.com/.../1.1.3/angularfire.js"></script>
// Create application with dependency 'firebase'
var myApp = angular.module('myApp', ['firebase'])

Enhance HTML Form

<!-- Initiate app and controller on body -->
<body>

........

<!-- Sign-in/sign-up form: show if userId isn't defined -->
<form name="myForm" novalidate>

.........

<!-- Bind model "handle" to this input, set minimum length, and make it required -->
<div class="form-group">
    <label>Handle:</label>
    <input name="handle" class="form-control">	
<!-- Add an error message if the length is too short -->

.......
	
<!-- Bind model "email" to this input and make it required -->
<div class="form-group">
    <label>Email:</label>
    <input  name="email" type="email" class="form-control"></input>
<!-- Add an error message if the email is not valid -->	

.......

<!-- Submit buttons: should only be active if certain inputs are valid 
- Sign-up needs the entire form to be valid
- Sign-in only needs email and password
-->

Setting up firebase

Create a reference to your database

Create variables to reference child properties 

User $firebase* to define how you'll use the data 

var ref = new Firebase("https://{APP-NAME}.firebaseio.com");
var dataRef = ref.child('dataKey')
// Array or object
$scope.data = $firebaseArray(dataRef);
$scope.data = $firebaseObject(dataRef);

$firebaseArray

$firebaseObject

Set up Application

// Create application with dependency 'firebase'


// Bind controller, passing in $scope, $firebaseAuth, $firebaseArray, $firebaseObject

    // Create a variable 'ref' to reference your firebase storage

    // Create references to your 'tweets' and 'users' keys

    // Create a firebaseArray of your tweets, and store this as part of $scope

    // Create a firebaseObject of your users, and store this as part of $scope

Authentication

Firebase authentiation object

Test if authorized

Create a user

// Create authentication object that refers to firebase
$scope.authObj = $firebaseAuth(ref);
// Test if already logged in
var authData = $scope.authObj.$getAuth();
// Create user
$scope.authObj.$createUser({
    email: $scope.email,
    password: $scope.password, 			
}).then(function() {
    // something else in here
})
// Create authorization object that referes to firebase
$scope.authObj = $firebaseAuth(ref);

// Test if already logged in
var authData = $scope.authObj.$getAuth();
if (authData) {
	$scope.userId = authData.uid;
} 

// SignUp function
$scope.signUp = function() {
	// Create user
	$scope.authObj.$createUser({
		email: $scope.email,
		password: $scope.password, 			
	})

	// Once the user is created, call the logIn function
	.then($scope.logIn)

	// Once logged in, set and save the user data
	.then(function(authData) {
		$scope.userId = authData.uid;
		$scope.users[authData.uid] ={
			handle:$scope.handle, 
			userImage:$scope.userImage,
		}
		$scope.users.$save()
	})

	// Catch any errors
	.catch(function(error) {
		console.error("Error: ", error);
	});
}

// SignIn function
$scope.signIn = function() {
	$scope.logIn().then(function(authData){
		$scope.userId = authData.uid;
	})
}

// LogIn function
$scope.logIn = function() {
	return $scope.authObj.$authWithPassword({
		email: $scope.email,
		password: $scope.password
	})
}

// LogOut function
$scope.logOut = function() {
	$scope.authObj.$unauth()
	$scope.userId = false
}

Authentication

// Write an accesible tweet function to save a tweet
	
	/* Add a new object to the tweets array using the 
        firebaseArray .$add method. Include:
		text:text in textarea,
		userId:current user id,
		likes:0,
		time:Firebase.ServerValue.TIMESTAMP 
                // this tells firebase server to save timestamp
	*/
	

	/* Once the tweet is saved, reset the value 
        of $scope.newTweet to empty string */

Saving data

<!-- Use ng-repeat directive to repeat a div for each element in tweets -->
<div class="tweet-box">

..........

<!-- Put in the twitter handle and time of tweet -->
<span class="handle"></span>
<span class="time"></span>

..........

<!-- Put in the text of the tweet -->
<div class="tweet">						
</div>

<div class="likes">
	<!-- Show a heart icon that, when clicked, 
		passes your tweet to your "like" function -->
	<i></i>
	<!-- Show your total number of likes -->
	<span></span>

Showing tweets

// Function to like a tweet

    // Takes in a tweet from your HTML
    // Changes a property of that tweet (likes)
    // Saves your entire tweets array

Liking tweets

Assignments

Spotify Challenge (due before next class)

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