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Full-Stack Vue.js 2 and Laravel 5

By : Anthony Gore
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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


Laravel is an open source MVC framework for PHP that is used to build robust web applications. Laravel is currently at version 5.5 and is among the most popular PHP frameworks, beloved for its elegant syntax and powerful features.

Laravel is suitable for creating a variety of web-based projects, such as the following:

  • Websites with user authentication, such as a customer portal or a social network
  • Web applications, such as an image cropper or a monitoring dashboard
  • Web services, such as RESTful APIs

In this book, I'm assuming a basic knowledge of Laravel. You should be comfortable with installing and setting up Laravel and be familiar with its core features, such as routing, views, and middleware.

If you're new to Laravel or think you might need to brush up a bit, you should take an hour or two to read through Laravel's excellent documentation before continuing with this book: