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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


JavaScript assets are kept in the resources/assets/js folder. There are several .js files in this directory, as well as a sub-directory component, with a .vue file. This latter file will be explained in another chapter so we'll ignore it for now.

The main JavaScript file is app.js. You'll see the familiar Vue constructor in this file, but also some syntax that may not be as familiar. On the first line is a require function that is intended to import an adjacent file, bootstrap.js, which in turn loads other libraries including jQuery and Lodash.

require is not a standard JavaScript function and must be resolved somehow before this code can be used in a browser.



window.Vue = require('vue');

Vue.component('example', require('./components/Example.vue'));

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


If you haven't heard of Sass before, it's a CSS extension that makes it easier to develop CSS. A default Laravel installation includes the...