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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


The js Mix method applies the Babel plugin to Webpack, ensuring that any ES2015 code is transpiled down to browser-friendly ES5 before it's added to the bundle file.

We wrote the Vuebnb frontend app prototype using only ES5 syntax, as we ran it directly in the browser without any build step. But now we can take advantage of ES2015 syntax, which includes a lot of handy features.

For example, we can use a shorthand for assigning a function to an object property.


escapeKeyListener: function(evt) {

Can be changed to this:

escapeKeyListener(evt) {

There are several instances of this in app.js that we can change. There aren't any other opportunities for using ES2015 syntax in our code yet, though in the coming chapters we'll see more.


The ES2015 proposal includes new syntax, but also new APIs, such as Promise, and additions to existing APIs, such as Array and Object.

The Webpack Babel plugin can transpile ES2015 syntax, but new API methods require...