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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


In this chapter, we got familiar with the files and configuration of Laravel's default frontend app. We then migrated the Vuebnb client app prototype into our Laravel project, achieving the first full-stack iteration of Vuebnb.

We also learned about Webpack, seeing how it addresses the JavaScript dependency management problem by bundling modules into a browser-friendly build file. We set up Webpack in our project via Laravel Mix, which offers a simple API for common build scenarios.

We then investigated tools for making our frontend development process easier, including Webpack watch mode and BrowserSync.

Finally, we saw how to get data from the backend into the frontend app by injecting it into the document head.

In Chapter 6Composing Widgets with Vue.js Components, we will be introduced to one of the most important and powerful tools for building user interfaces with Vue.js: components. We will build an image carousel for Vuebnb, and use knowledge of components to refactor the Vuebnb...