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    Firebase Javascript SDK
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    Firebase Javascript SDK

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    The Firebase JavaScript SDK implements the client-side libraries used by applications using Firebase services. This SDK is distributed via:

    To get started using Firebase, see Add Firebase to your JavaScript Project.

    Release Notes

    Supported Environments

    Please see Environment Support.

    SDK Dev Workflow

    Prerequisites

    Node.js

    Before you can start working on the Firebase JS SDK, you need to have Node.js installed on your machine. The currently supported versions are 8.13.0 or greater.

    To download Node.js visit https://nodejs.org/en/download/.

    NOTE: You can use a tool like NVM or N to install and manage multiple node versions

    Yarn

    In addition to Node.js we use yarn to facilitate multi package development.

    To install yarn follow the instructions listed on their website: https://yarnpkg.com/en/docs/install

    Java

    The closure compiler requires a modern Java installation. Java 8+ should be installed: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk8-downloads-2133151.html

    Verify Prerequisites

    You can verify your setup by running the following commands in your terminal:

    $ node -v
    $ yarn -v
    $ java -version
    

    Your Node.js version should be 8.0.0 or greater, your yarn version should be 1.0.0 or greater, and your java version should be 1.8.0 or greater.

    NOTE: We will update the documentation as new versions are required, however for continuing development on the SDK, staying up to date on the stable versions of these packages is advised

    Install Dependencies

    Once you have Node.js and yarn installed on your machine and have validated that you are running the proper version, you can set up the development environment by running the following at the root of the SDK:

    $ yarn
    

    Once you have installed all the dependencies, you can build the entire SDK by running the following command the root of the SDK:

    $ yarn build
    

    Testing the SDK

    Test Setup

    A production project is required to test the Firebase JS SDK. You can create a new project by visiting the Firebase Console.

    Firestore Support

    Visit the database section of the console and enable the Cloud Firestore Beta. You can select either of the default permissions settings as we will overwrite them below.

    Authentication Support

    Visit the authentication config in your project and enable the Anonymous sign-in provider to complete your project config.

    Automated Setup

    The remainder of the test setup requires choosing a test project. You can choose the project manually or specify the project directly at the root of the package.

    # Select a project manually when running setup
    $ yarn test:setup
    
    # Specify the specific project for setup
    $ yarn test:setup --projectId=<your-test-project>
    

    Running the tests

    Each of the directories in the integration directory as well as the packages directory have their own test suites. You will need to build the SDK before running tests. Test suites can be run all together by running the following command at the root of the package:

    $ yarn test
    

    In addition, you can run any of the tests individually by running yarn test in an individual package directory.

    Building the SDK

    Introduction

    The Firebase JS SDK is built with a series of individual packages that are all contained in this repository. Development is coordinated via yarn workspaces and Lerna (a monorepo management tool).

    Each package in the packages directory, constitute a piece of our implementation. The SDK is built via a combination of all of these packages which are published under the firebase scope on NPM.

    Helper Scripts

    Each package in the packages directory exposes a dev script. This script will set up a watcher for development on the individual piece of the SDK. In addition, there is a top level dev script that can be run to start all of the watch tasks as well as a sandbox server.

    You can run the dev script by running the following at the root of the package:

    $ yarn dev
    

    Prepush Hooks

    As part of this repo, we use the NPM package husky to implement git hooks. We leverage the prepush hook to do two things:

    • Automated code styling (using prettier)
    • Automated LICENSE header insertion

    Contributing

    See Contributing for more information on contributing to the Firebase JavaScript SDK.

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