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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

Chapter 6. Composing Widgets with Vue.js Components

Components are becoming an essential aspect of frontend development, and are a feature in most modern frontend frameworks, including Vue, React, Angular, Polymer, and so on. Components are even becoming native to the web through a new standard called Web Components.

In this chapter, we will use components to create an image carousel for Vuebnb, which allows users to peruse the different photos of a room listing. We'll also refactor Vuebnb to conform to a component-based architecture.

Topics covered in this chapter:

  • What components are and how to create them with Vue.js
  • Component communication through props and events
  • Single-file components-one of Vue's most useful features
  • Adding custom content to a component with slots
  • The benefit of architecting apps entirely from components
  • How render functions can be used to skip the template compiler
  • Using the runtime-only build of Vue to lighten the bundle size