👋 Hello, dev!
It has been a month since you read the last newsletter. Since I last posted, there’s been a lot going on!
I’ve written a new tutorial
some new blog posts
made some updates on the blog (check out the new menu items such as Speaking with added sections and let me know what you think 🙂)
updating Draftbit’s documentation, tutorials and community guides (wrote 4 new guides including low-code authentication), and gave two workshops on getting started with Draftbit (sadly, one of them, the long one, was not recorded 😭).
But, honestly, did you miss me?
Right now, I have got a lot to share.
✍️ New Posts
🚀 How To Integrate Firebase Authentication With an Expo App
Published an up-to-date tutorial on how to integrate authentication using Firebase JS SDK and Expo. It’s a topic that has been requested more than once in the past few months.
In a nutshell, here is what the tutorial covers:
using environment variables with expo-constants package;
create sample screens to display forms (login, sign-up);
create a home screen that only a logged-in user can access;
create different navigators using the react-navigation library;
create an auth flow by conditionally rendering between these navigators when a user is logged in or not;
and integrate Firebase Auth with the email/password method.
🚀 The No-Code Way of Payments with Stripe: A Brief Guide
Stripe launched a new way to accept payments via Payment Links recently. It's a big deal for many use-cases. After trying to figure out how to support payments for offline goods and services in an Expo app using managed workflow, I got to know about it. Yes, that might sound like a niche use case. But Stripe's no-code way to enable payments in an app goes beyond that.
👉 Plug: How would Stripe Payment Links work with a No-Code platform? (Using Draftbit, of course!)
🚀 Other posts:
✨ Things I found interesting and exciting
Nativebase 3.0 is 🔥. I am impressed by the UI/UX components they have come out with.
Expo’s SDK 42 is 🔥
I posted the meme below as a joke after seeing GitHub Copilot everywhere on the Twitter TL and got the invite after few hours (😂 lol coincidence, I think)
🥳 I’m on Polywork, and I have a little less than 100 invites to share. If you’re not on there, you can use the code amanhimself, and we can connect on there.