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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

Migrating Vuebnb

Now that we're familiar with the default Laravel frontend app code and configuration, we're ready to migrate the Vuebnb prototype into the main project. This migration will allow us to have all our source code in one place, plus we can utilize this more sophisticated development environment for building the remainder of Vuebnb.

The migration will involve:

  1. Removing any unnecessary modules and files
  2. Moving the prototype files into the Laravel project structure
  3. Modifications to the prototype files to adapt them to the new environment

Figure 5.6. Vuebnb prototype migration

Removing unnecessary dependencies and files

Let's begin by removing the Node dependencies we no longer need. We'll keep axis as it'll be used in a later chapter, and cross-env because it ensures our NPM scripts can be run in a variety of environments. We'll get rid of the rest:

$ npm uninstall bootstrap-sass jquery lodash --save-dev

This command will leave your dev dependencies looking like this.