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Full-Stack Vue.js 2 and Laravel 5

By : Anthony Gore
Book Image

Full-Stack Vue.js 2 and Laravel 5

By: Anthony Gore

Overview of this book

Vue is a JavaScript framework that can be used for anything from simple data display to sophisticated front-end applications and Laravel is a PHP framework used for developing fast and secure web-sites. This book gives you practical knowledge of building modern full-stack web apps from scratch using Vue with a Laravel back end. In this book, you will build a room-booking website named "Vuebnb". This project will show you the core features of Vue, Laravel and other state-of-the-art web development tools and techniques. The book begins with a thorough introduction to Vue.js and its core concepts like data binding, directives and computed properties, with each concept being explained first, then put into practice in the case-study project. You will then use Laravel to set up a web service and integrate the front end into a full-stack app. You will be shown a best-practice development workflow using tools like Webpack and Laravel Mix. With the basics covered, you will learn how sophisticated UI features can be added using ES+ syntax and a component-based architecture. You will use Vue Router to make the app multi-page and Vuex to manage application state. Finally, you will learn how to use Laravel Passport for authenticated AJAX requests between Vue and the API, completing the full-stack architecture. Vuebnb will then be prepared for production and deployed to a free Heroku cloud server.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Case-study project

After a whirlwind overview of Vue's key features, I'm sure you're keen now to start properly learning Vue and putting it to use. Let's first have a look at the case-study project you'll be building throughout the book.


Vuebnb is a realistic, full-stack web application which utilizes many of the main features of Vue, Laravel, and the other tools and design patterns covered in this book.

From a user's point of view, Vuebnb is an online marketplace for renting short-term lodgings in cities around the world. You may notice some likeness between Vuebnb and another online marketplace for accommodation with a similar name!

You can view a completed version of Vuebnb here:

If you don't have internet access right now, here are screenshots of two of the main pages. Firstly, the home page, where users can search or browse through accommodation options:

Figure 1.3. Vuebnb home page

Secondly, the listing page, where users view information specific to a single lodging they may be interested in renting:

Figure 1.4. Vuebnb listing page

Code base

The case-study project runs through the entire duration of this book, so once you've created the code base you can keep adding to it chapter by chapter. By the end, you'll have built and deployed a full-stack app from scratch.

The code base is in a GitHub repository. Download it in whatever folder on your computer that you normally put projects in, for example, ~/Projects:

$ cd ~/Projects
$ git clone
$ cd Full-Stack-Vue.js-2-and-Laravel-5


Rather than cloning this repository directly, you could first make a fork and clone that. This will allow you to make any changes you like and save your work to your own remote repository. Here's a guide to forking a repository on GitHub:


The code base contains the following folders:

Figure 1.5. Code base directory contents

Here's a rundown of what each folder is used for:

  • Chapter02 to Chapter10 contains the completed state of the code for each chapter (excluding this one)
  • The images directory contains sample images for use in Vuebnb. This will be explained in Chapter 4Building a Web Service with Laravel
  • vuebnb is the project code you'll use for the main case-study project that we begin work on in Chapter 3Setting Up a Laravel Development Environment
  • vuebnb-prototype is the project code of the Vuebnb prototype that we'll build in Chapter 2Prototyping Vuebnb, Your First Vue.js Project