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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)

Setting up our development environment

To create more complex Single-Page Applications, it is recommended to use a few tools to ease the development. In this section, we will install them to have a good development environment ready. You need to have both Node.js and npm installed on your computer. Ensure that you have at least Node 8.x, but the latest Node version is recommended.

Installing vue-cli, the official command-line tool

The first package we will need is vue-cli, which is a command-line tool that will help us create Vue applications:

  1. Enter this command in the terminal, and it will install vue-cli and save it as a global package:
      npm install -g vue-cli


You may need to run this command as an administrator.

  1. To test whether vue-cli is working, print its version with the following command:
      vue --version

Code editors

Any text editor will do, but I recommend using Visual Studio Code ( or Atom ( For Visual Studio Code, you need the...