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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

Reading from the CDN

We now want Vuebnb to load any static assets from the CDN instead of the web server when in production. To do this, we're going to create our own Laravel helper method.

Currently, we reference assets in our app using the asset helper. This helper returns a fully-qualified URL for that asset's location on the web server. For example, in our app view we link to the JavaScript bundle file like this:

<script type="text/javascript" src="{{ asset('js/app.js') }}"></script>

Our new helper, which we'll call cdn, will instead return a URL that points to the asset's location on the CDN:

<script type="text/javascript" src="{{ cdn('js/app.js') }}"></script>

CDN helper

Let's begin by creating a file called helpers.php. This will declare a new cdn method which, for now, won't do anything but return the asset helper method.



if (!function_exists('cdn'))
  function cdn($asset)
    return asset($asset);

To ensure this helper is available...