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Why I'm using Firebase and not Supabase for my next project

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Arif Hossain
ยทJun 18, 2022ยท

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Why I'm using Firebase and not Supabase for my next project

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By any chance, if you read my blogs, guess you know I'm launching 6 products in 6 semesters. On my last product, I used Supabase as my primary backend.
Though I really enjoyed the developer experience of Supabase but for my next product I decided to get back to Firebase, and here's why ๐Ÿ‘‡

๐Ÿ’ธ The biggest issue I had with Firebase is their pricing model!! But for NotionCommerce almost all my queries will be done by Notion APIs. So I'm quite certain I won't exceed their free plan even if I reach thousand active users.

๐Ÿค Firebase made it so simple to integrate with other Google services like oAuth, and analytics. They recently also added the Extensions feature to easily integrate with third-party services as well. Which I'm really looking forward to trying out.

๐Ÿ˜ด Supabase pauses the application after 7 days of inactivity.

๐Ÿ  Working with Supabase locally wasn't a very pleasant experience for me! especially when syncing with the live server. But I suppose that's more of a SQL issue than Supabase, which brings me to my next point ๐Ÿ‘‡

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ After going back and forth, I have come to the conclusion that NoSQL is far superior for prototyping an Idea.

Ok, That was enough reasons to make my decision. So I guess it's a goodbye for now Supabase. Hopefully, will see you on some other project ๐Ÿคž.

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