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Vue.js 2 Web Development Projects

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Vue.js 2 Web Development Projects


Overview of this book

Do you want to make your web application amazingly responsive? Are you unhappy with your app's performance and looking forward to trying out ways to make your app more powerful? Then Vue.js, a framework for building user interfaces, is a great choice, and this book is the ideal way to put it through its paces. This book's project-based approach will get you to build six stunning applications from scratch and gain valuable insights in Vue.js 2.5. You'll start by learning the basics of Vue.js and create your first web app using directives along with rich and attractive user experiences. You will learn about animations and interactivity by creating a browser-based game. Using the available tools and preprocessor, you will learn how to create multi-page apps with plugins. You will create highly efficient and performant functional components for your app. Next, you will create your own online store and optimize it. Finally, you will integrate Vue.js with the real-time Meteor library and create a dashboard showing real-time data. By the end of this book you will have enough skills and will have worked through enough examples of real Vue.js projects to create interactive professional web applications with Vue.js 2.5.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

The calm before the storm

In this section, we will introduce a few new Vue features that will help us build the game, such as components, props, and event emitting!

The template option

If you look in the index.html file, you will see that the #app element is already there and empty. In fact, we won't write anything inside. Instead, we will use the template option directly on the definition object. Let's try it with a dumb template:

new Vue({
  name: 'game',
  el: '#app',

template: `<div id="#app">
    Hello world!

Here, we used the new JavaScript strings, with the ` character (back quote). It allows us, among other things, to write text spanning multiple lines, without having to write verbose string concatenations.

Now if you open the app, you should see the 'Hello world!' text displayed. As you guessed, we won't inline the template in the #app element going forward.

The app state

As explained before, the state.js file will help us consolidate the main data of our application...