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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

Virtual DOM

Let's change tack now and discuss how Vue renders components. Take a look at this example:

Vue.component('my-component', {
  template: '<div id="my-component">My component</div>'

In order for Vue to be able to render this component to the page, it will first transform the template string into a JavaScript object using an internal template compiler library:

Figure 6.14. How the template compiler turns a template string into an object

Once the template has been compiled, any state or directives can easily be applied. For example, if the template includes a v-for, a simple for-loop can be used to multiply the nodes and interpolate the correct variables.

After that, Vue can interface with the DOM API to synchronize the page with the state of the component.

Render functions

Rather than supplying a string template for your component, you can instead supply a render function. Without understanding the syntax, you can probably tell from the following example that the render...