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Discussion on: Build a React & Firebase Blog Site: Part 1

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Marcelo Gonçalves

Hi, @ashleemboyer ! Nice the way you make things so simple. I've seen many bloated solutions around.

Just one question: why did you choose real-time database instead of Cloud Firestore? I ask this cause I was giving a first look at this stack yesterday and documentation says Firestore is the preferred choice.

Thanks for the post, looking forward for the next parts of the series!

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Ashlee (she/her) Author

Hey, Marcelo! Thank you for your question. The answer is that I’ve always used the Real-time Database in my projects with Firebase. I have multiple years of experience with it and am used to it. I’d love to take a deeper dive into the Firestore implementation one of these days! 😌