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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

Serving static assets

Since our static assets, that is, CSS, JavaScript and image files, are not in version control, they have not been deployed to our Heroku app server.

This is okay, though, as a better option is to serve them via a CDN. In this part of the chapter, we'll set up an account with KeyCDN and serve our static assets from there.

Content distribution networks

When a server receives an incoming HTTP request, it usually responds with one of two types of content: dynamic or static. Dynamic content includes web pages or AJAX responses containing data specific to that request, for example, a web page with user data inserted via Blade.

Static content includes images, JavaScript, and CSS files that do not change between requests. It's inefficient to use a web server for serving static content since it unnecessarily engages the server resources to simply return a file.

Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a network of servers, usually in different locations around the world, that are optimized...