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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

Installing Vue Router

Vue Router is an NPM package and can be installed on the command line:

$  npm i --save-dev vue-router

Let's put our router configuration into a new file, router.js:

$ touch resources/assets/js/router.js

To add Vue Router to our project, we must import the library and then use the Vue.use API method to make Vue compatible with Vue Router. This will give Vue a new configuration property, router, that we can use to connect a new router.

We then create an instance of Vue Router with new VueRouter().


import Vue from 'vue';
import VueRouter from 'vue-router';

export default new VueRouter();

By exporting our router instance from this new file, we've made it into a module that can be imported in app.js. If we name the imported module router, object destructuring can be used to succinctly connect it to our main configuration object.


import "core-js/fn/object/assign";
import Vue from 'vue';

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