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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

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With our environment set up and starter code installed, we're now ready to take the first steps in building the Vuebnb prototype.

Let's add some content to the page, including the header image, the title, and the About section. We'll be adding structure to our HTML file and using Vue.js to insert the correct content where we need it.

The Vue instance

Looking at our app.js file, let's now create our root instance of Vue.js by using the new operator with the Vue object.


var app = new Vue();

When you create a Vue instance, you will usually want to pass in a configuration object as an argument. This object is where your project's custom data and functions are defined.


var app = new Vue({
  el: '#app'

As our project progresses, we'll be adding much more to this configuration object, but for now we've just added the el property that tells Vue where to mount itself in the page.

You can assign to it a string (a CSS selector) or an HTML node object. In our case, we've used...