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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


We'll be using Laravel 5.5 for the backend of Vuebnb. This version of Laravel requires PHP 7, several PHP extensions, and the following software:

  • Composer
  • A web server, such as Apache or Nginx
  • A database, such as MySQL or MariaDB


A complete list of requirements for Laravel can be found in the installation guide:

Rather than manually installing the Laravel requirements on your computer, I strongly recommend you use the Homestead development environment, which has everything you need pre-installed.


Laravel Homestead is a virtual web application environment which runs on Vagrant and VirtualBox and can be run on any Windows, Mac, or Linux system.

Using Homestead will save you the headache of setting up an development environment from scratch. It will also ensure you have an identical environment to the one I'm using, which will make it easier for you to follow along with this book.

If you don't have Homestead installed on your computer...