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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 7. Building a Multi-Page App with Vue Router

In the last chapter, we learned about Vue.js components and converted Vuebnb to a component-based architecture. Now that we've done this, we can easily add new pages to our app using Vue Router.

In this chapter, we'll create a home page for Vuebnb, including a gallery of clickable thumbnails that showcase the full set of mock listings.

Topics covered in this chapter:

  • An explanation of what router libraries are and why they are a critical part of single-page applications
  • An overview of Vue Router and its main features
  • Installation and basic configuration of Vue Router
  • Using the RouterLink and RouterView special components to manage page navigation
  • Setting up AJAX with Vue to retrieve data from the web service without a page refresh
  • Using route navigation guards to retrieve data before a new page is loaded