Hey! I am Peter

I'm a software engineer, author, speaker, and musician with a passion for helping developers build great apps. Currently, I work as a Developer Relations Engineer / Developer Advocate on the Firebase team at Google, where I focus on helping developers build better apps using Firebase on iOS and other Apple platforms.

I share my knowledge and experience through writing on my personal blog and the official Firebase blog, publishing videos on YouTube - both on my own channel and the official Firebase channel, speaking at conferences and meet-ups, crafting sample apps and contributing to the Firebase SDKs.

Prior to working at Google, I have held roles as a software engineer, software architect, and pricnipal consultant at companies such as Lufthansa Systems, Gentleware, itemis, and Zühlke.

In my free time, I enjoy playing music, reading, and staying up to date on the latest developments in the tech industry.

You can find me on Twitter, Mastodon, GitHub, YouTube, StackOverflow, LinkedIn, and Xing.

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As a senior developer advocate on the Firebase team at Google, Peter Friese is dedicated to helping developers build amazing experiences and high-quality apps using Firebase on iOS, Android, and the web.

With a passion for empowering developers and fostering innovation, Peter works tirelessly with the Firebase team to make his vision of "cutting short the time to magic" a reality.

Peter is also the author of the book Asynchronous Programming with SwiftUI and Combine: Functional Programming to Build UIs on Apple Platforms and host of the YouTube show Better Safe than Sorry, which explores best practices for building secure apps.

He has written code in BASIC, C, ObjectPascal, Java, Kotlin, Xtext, JavaScript, TypeScript, Objective-C, and a number of home-grown DSLs - but his all-time favourite is Swift.

You can follow Peter on Twitter, Mastodon, and YouTube.

Fun facts

  • Peter used to work part-time at a local cinema (when he still went to school), operating two 35mm film projectors.
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (both the BBC series and the 2005 movie) are among Peter’s favourite movies. He first got to know H2G2 by way of the Infocom text adventure, and only later discover the books.
  • Peter lived in London from 2013 to 2016, where he joined Google. One day after the Brexit referendum, he told his colleagues he was going to move back to Hamburg soon. Contrary to everybody's believe, the decision to move back to Hamburg was not influenced by the referendum.

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