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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

Vue Router

Some frontend frameworks, such as Angular or Ember, include a router library out-of-the-box. The philosophy guiding these frameworks is that the developer is better served with a complete, integrated solution for their SPA.

Others frameworks/libraries, such as React and Vue.js, do not include a router. Instead, you must install a separate library.

In the case of Vue.js, an official router library is available called Vue Router. This library has been developed by the Vue.js core team, so it is optimized for usage with Vue.js and makes full use of fundamental Vue features such as components and reactivity.

With Vue Router, different pages of the application are represented by different components. When you set up Vue Router, you will pass in configuration to tell it which URLs map to which component. Then, when a link is clicked in the app, Vue Router will swap the active component so as to match the new URL, for example:

let routes = [
  { path: '/', component: HomePage },
  { path...