👋🏻 Hello everyone!

It’s Firebase Hackweek: everyone on the Firebase team gets to work on something they don’t usually work on, and at the end of the week, we have an internal presentation to demonstrate what we’ve achieved. Some of these projects are purely internal, but some of them might actually be launched as public features (after receiving some polish, code review, and a proper launch process), so who knows - maybe you will be able to use what @mbleigh and I have been working on this week in the not-too-distant future! It’s something a lot of people have asked us for - that much I can tell you!

If you want to venture a guess, you can always send me an email, or DM me on Twitter (my DMs are open).

I hope you enjoy the articles, videos and libraries as much as I did curating them! As always, don’t forget to let me know if you liked the newsletter (there’s a little yes/no link at the end), and if you did, share it with a friend. If you didn’t like it, why don’t you write me a quick note what you’d like to see improved, and I’ll try to do better next week!

Thanks for reading,

Peter 🔥  




It’s quite impressive to see the build times cut in half on an M1-based Mac. The good news for those of us who might not upgrade to a new machine just yet is that the incremental build times aren’t too bad.: 10.5 seconds on a MacMini vs. 5.5 seconds on an M1 Max. Ten seconds are just enough time to take a sip of tea or coffee, and as we all know, it’s important to stay hydrated 💧

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