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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

Single-file components

Single-File Components (SFCs) are files with a .vue extension that contain the complete definition of a single component and can be imported into your Vue.js app. SFCs make it simple to create and use components, and come with a variety of other benefits which we'll soon explore.

SFCs are similar to HTML files but have (at most) three root elements: 

  • template
  • script
  • style

The component definition goes inside the script tag and will be exactly like any other component definition except:

  • It will export an ES module
  • It will not need a template property (or a render function; more on that later)

The component's template will be declared as HTML markup inside the template tag. This should be a welcome relief from writing cumbersome template strings!

The style tag is a feature unique to SFCs and can contain any CSS rules you need for the component. This mostly just helps with the organization of your CSS.

Here's an example of the declaration and usage of a single-file component.