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ReactJS is a framework for building large, complex user interfaces. Firebase complements it perfectly by providing an easy-to-use, realtime data source for populating the state of React components. With ReactFire, it only takes a few lines of JavaScript to integrate Firebase data into React apps via the ReactFireMixin.

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Getting Started With Firebase

ReactFire requires Firebase in order to sync and store data. Firebase is a suite of integrated products designed to help you develop your app, grow your user base, and earn money. You can sign up here for a free account.

Downloading ReactFire

In order to use ReactFire in your project, you need to include the following files in your HTML:

<!-- React -->
<script src=""></script>
<script src=""></script>
<!-- Firebase -->
<script src=""></script>
<!-- ReactFire -->
<script src=""></script>

You can also install ReactFire via npm or Bower. If downloading via npm, you will have to install React and Firebase separately (that is, they are peerDependencies):

$ npm install reactfire react firebase --save

On Bower, the React and Firebase dependencies will be downloaded automatically alongside ReactFire:

$ bower install reactfire --save



Migration Guides


If you'd like to contribute to ReactFire, you'll need to run the following commands to get your environment set up:

$ git clone
$ cd reactfire          # go to the reactfire directory
$ npm install -g gulp   # globally install gulp task runner
$ npm install -g bower  # globally install Bower package manager
$ npm install           # install local npm build / test dependencies
$ bower install         # install local JavaScript dependencies
$ gulp watch            # watch for source file changes

gulp watch will watch for changes in the /src/ directory and lint, concatenate, and minify the source files when a change occurs. The output files - reactfire.js and reactfire.min.js - are written to the /dist/ directory.

You can run the test suite by navigating to file:///path/to/reactfire/tests/index.html or via the command line using gulp test.