The Google Firebase Cloud Database is used in many mobile and web applications worldwide and there are well-documented libraries for many languages and platforms. For Delphi, the cross-platform library FB4D supports the Firebase Realtime Database, the Firestore Database, the Firebase Storage (for file storage), and Firebase Functions (for calling server functions). For authentication, FB4D currently supports email/password authentication and anonymous login.
The library builds on the Firebase REST-API and provides all functionality with synchronous and asynchronous methods for the usage within GUI application, services, and background threads. Both frameworks VCL and Firemonkey are supported. The library is a pure source code library and relies on class interfaces. For clean and short application code it supports fluent interface design.
FB4D is developed in pure object pascal and can be used with Firemonkey on all supported platforms. The library and its sample projects are currently tested with Win64/Win32, Mac64/32, Linux64 by using FMXLinux, iOS64, and Android. (Hint to mobile platforms: The TokenJWT to perform the token verification requires the installation of the OpenSSL libraries). For more information about using OpenSSL see the installation of OpenSSL
You can download and install FB4D cross-platform library from GetIt easily!
Head over and find out more information about FB4D in GetIt and then download it in the IDE.
Design. Code. Compile. Deploy.
Start Free Trial Upgrade Today
Free Delphi Community Edition Free C++Builder Community Edition
https://getitnow.embarcadero.com/FB4D-1.1/ doesn’t exist!
Oops, sorry about that! It looks like some of the links changed since the article was written. Try heading over to https://getitnow.embarcadero.com/fb4d-open-source-cross-platform-library-for-firebase/ which should work just fine for you.
It’s amazing that Firebase can be used with Delphi. Can this be used in c++builder?
As far as I am aware you can use Firebase with C++ Builder. I’m not sure of a specific article showing how to do that but I will pass on your comments to the community manager of LearnCPLusPlus.org and see if we can write an article on there if we do not already have one.