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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

Vuebnb prototype

In this chapter, we'll be building a prototype of Vuebnb, the case-study project that runs for the duration of this book. The prototype will just be of the listing page, and by the end of the chapter will look like this:

Figure 2.1. Vuebnb prototype

Once we've set up our backend in Chapter 3, Setting Up a Laravel Development Environment, and Chapter 4, Building a Web Service with Laravel, we'll migrate this prototype into the main project.

Project code

Before we begin, you'll need to download the code base to your computer by cloning it from GitHub. Instructions are given in the section Code base in Chapter 1Hello Vue - An Introduction to Vue.js.

The folder vuebnb-prototype has the project code for the prototype we'll now be building. Change into that folder and list the contents:

$ cd vuebnb-prototype
$ ls -la

The folder contents should look like this:

Figure 2.2. vuebnb-prototype project files


Unless otherwise specified, all further Terminal commands in this chapter will...