Firestore & React Tutorial

Monday Apr 13, 2020

Firestore is Google’s online database in the cloud that also supports some functions. It can handle user management too (with email/password and email verification as well as oauth logins for all kinds of stuff).

This is a tutorail for how to use it. I like React so it’s using create-react-app and the Firebase CLI stuff to do the integration.


I use nvm to install node and npm, then install the react and firebase tools, and finally create a react app and link it with Firebase:

npm install -g create-react-app     # Global create-react-app install
npm install -g firebase-tools       # Global install firebase tools

firebase login                      # Login to firebase	
create-react-app testapp            # Create a new react app
cd testapp 
firebase init                       # Setup firebase for project