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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 saw how components are used to create reusable custom elements. We then registered our first Vue.js components, defining them with template strings.

Next, we looked at component communication with props and custom events. We used this knowledge to build an image carousel within the listing page modal window.

In the second half of the chapter, we got an introduction to single-file components, which we used to refactor Vuebnb into a component-based architecture. We then learned how slots can help us make more versatile components by combining parent and child content.

Finally, we saw how the runtime-only build can be used to give a Vue app a smaller size.

In the next chapter, we will make Vuebnb a multi-page app by building a home page, and using Vue Router to allow navigation between pages without reloading.