Getting Started with Cloud Firestore with NodeJS

Bahadir Balban

Buzz Founder

@learningfirebase

Without further ado, let’s cover how you can start using Cloud Firestore in your NodeJS application.

The practicals and logistics of getting started with Cloud Firestore in your NodeJS application.

Why NodeJS and Why Backend?

NodeJS is our favorite backend development tool. Despite the fact that Cloud Firestore is built for building and directly being used and accessed inside mobile applications, we think the best way to use it for serious use cases is via a backend. This is because building web applications in javascript has strong limitations (such as you do compute intensive work or store sensitive keys on the client browser, this is not a great design approach).

Hence we picked this video explaining how to get started using a NodeJS backend.




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