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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

Listing model

We've now successfully created a database table for our listings and seeded it with mock listing data. How do we access this data now from the Laravel app?

We saw how the DB facade lets us execute queries on our database directly. But Laravel provides a more powerful way to access data via the Eloquent ORM.

Eloquent ORM

Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) is a technique for converting data between incompatible systems in object-oriented programming languages. Relational databases such as MySQL can only store scalar values such as integers and strings, organized within tables. We want to make use of rich objects in our app, though, so we need a means of robust conversion.

Eloquent is the ORM implementation used in Laravel. It uses the active record design pattern, where a model is tied to a single database table, and an instance of the model is tied to a single row.

To create a model in Laravel using Eloquent ORM, simply extend the Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model class using Artisan...