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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


As stated at the beginning of the chapter, each mock listing comes with several images of the room. These images are not in the project code and must be copied from a parallel directory in the code base called images.

Copy the contents of this directory into the public/images folder:

$ cp -a ../images/. ./public/images

Once you've copied these files, public/images will have 30 sub-folders, one for each mock listing. Each of these folders will contain exactly four main images and a thumbnail image:

Figure 4.4. Image files in the public folder

Accessing images

Files in the public directory can be directly requested by appending their relative path to the site URL. For example, the default CSS file, public/css/app.css, can be requested at http://vuebnb.test/css/app.css.

The advantage of using the public folder, and the reason we've put our images there, is to avoid having to create any logic for accessing them. A frontend app can then directly call the images in an img tag.


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