Here’s a short practice exercise to help you get more familiar with Supabase:
- Create a new Supabase project: Log in to your Supabase account and create a new project. Give it a name and create a new database.
- Set up the database schema: Use the SQL editor to create a simple database schema with a few tables and some basic data. For example, you could create a table called “users” with columns for “name”, “email”, and “password”.
- Use the Supabase client library to connect to the database: Install the Supabase client library in your application and use it to connect to your database. You can use the connection string provided in your project dashboard to connect.
- Use the real-time functionality to subscribe to changes in your data: Set up a real-time subscription to your “users” table and log any changes to the console. For example, you could log a message whenever a new user is created or when an existing user is updated.
- Use the authentication service to authenticate users: Add a sign-up and sign-in form to your application and use the Supabase authentication service to authenticate users. You can use the Supabase UI library to create a pre-built sign-up and sign-in form.
- Use the storage service to store files: Upload a file to the Supabase storage service and retrieve it from your application. You can use the Supabase client library to interact with the storage service.
- Use the functions service to execute serverless functions: Write a simple serverless function that retrieves data from your database and returns it as a JSON response. You can use the Supabase functions service to execute your function.
This exercise should give you a good idea of how to use some of the key features of Supabase, including its database, real-time functionality, authentication service, storage service, and functions service. Once you’ve completed this exercise, you can continue to explore Supabase and its many other features to build powerful and scalable web and mobile applications.