hilton meyer

Setup Firebase

Code for this can be found in the Github Branch

There is a bit of a chicken or the egg situation now. I guess I could start with getting my state managed in Vuex setup first although I prefer to get the DB setup so that I can use it. I'm going for Firebase to give me a quick solution for setting up a database and also later adding auth in one place. So let's go ahead and install and initialize firebase

Setup #

The first thing is going over to Firebase console and setting up a new project. Once done you want to add the new application that you want to give access to your Firebase project. Select Project Overview and then select +Add app and select web app

Add App

Web App

After that you give the application a name and it will create the app and provide the SDK config required when initializing the app. Save that data and we'll add it to the main.js file soon to get things up and running with Firebase initialized.

App name


Installing Firebase SDK with NPM is done as follows

npm install firebase

Once installed in my main file I will initialize Firebase using the config file created for this app.

import { createApp } from 'vue';
import App from './App.vue';
import router from './router';
import firebase from 'firebase/app';

// Initialize Firebase
const firebaseConfig = {
  apiKey: 'AIzaSyDbYPvxMaECPwjgR06njRfTLFa_skZ9-Qo',
  authDomain: 'pantry-fe77c.firebaseapp.com',
  databaseURL: 'https://pantry-fe77c-default-rtdb.firebaseio.com',
  projectId: 'pantry-fe77c',
  storageBucket: 'pantry-fe77c.appspot.com',
  messagingSenderId: '235929136377',
  appId: '1:235929136377:web:23a498fc887466ce76c628',
  measurementId: 'G-S4ER2JYTKZ',


With this we can now use firebase in the application. So let's add a method for getting and posting the ingredients to the DB