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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


Webpack is the default build tool supplied with Laravel 5.5 and we'll be making use of it in the development of Vuebnb.

What makes Webpack different to other popular build tools, such as Gulp and Grunt, is that it's first and foremost a module bundler. Let's begin our overview of Webpack by getting an understanding of how the module bundling process works.


In a frontend application, we are likely to have dependencies for third-party JavaScript libraries or even other files in our own code base. For example, the Vuebnb prototype is dependent on Vue.js and the mock-listing data file:

Figure 5.3. Vuebnb prototype dependencies

There's no real way of managing these dependencies in a browser, other than to ensure any shared functions and variables have global scope and that scripts are loaded in the right order.

For example, since node_modules/vue/dist/vue.js defines a global Vue object and is loaded first, we're able to use the Vue object in our app.js script. If either of those...