Book Image

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

App component

For our router to work, we need to declare a RouterView component somewhere in our page template. Otherwise, there's nowhere for the page components to render.

We'll slightly restructure our app to do this. As it is, the ListingPage component is the root component of the app, as it is at the top of the component hierarchy and loads all other components that we use.

Since we want the router to switch between ListingPage and HomePage based on the URL, we need another component to be above ListingPage in the hierarchy and handle this work. We'll call this new root component App:

Figure 7.2. The relationship between App, ListingPage, and HomePage

Let's create the App component file:

$ touch resources/assets/components/App.vue

The root instance of Vue should render this to the page when it loads, instead of ListingPage.


import App from '../components/App.vue';


var app = new Vue({
  el: '#app',
  render: h => h(App),

The following is the content...