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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-page applications

Most websites are broken up into pages in order to make the information they contain easier to consume. Traditionally this is done with a server/client model, where each page must be loaded from the server with a different URL. To navigate to a new page, the browser must send a request to the URL of that page. The server will send the data back and the browser can unload the existing page and load the new one. For the average internet connection, this process will likely take a few seconds, during which the user must wait for the new page to load.

By using a powerful frontend framework and an AJAX utility, a different model is possible: the browser can load an initial web page, but navigating to new pages will not require the browser to unload the page and load a new one. Instead, any data required for new pages can be loaded asynchronously with AJAX. From a user's perspective, such a website would appear to have pages just like any other, but from a technical perspective...