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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

Home route

Let's now add a server-side route for the home page so that we can load our app from the root path. This new route will point to a get_home_web method in our ListingController class.



Route::get('/', 'ListingController@get_home_web');

Route::get('/listing/{listing}', 'ListingController@get_listing_web');

Going to the controller now, we'll make it so the get_home_web method returns the app view, just as it does for the listing web route. The app view includes a template variable model which we use to pass through the initial application state, as set up in Chapter 5Integrating Laravel and Vue.js with Webpack. For now, just assign an empty array as a placeholder.


public function get_home_web() 
  return view('app', ['model' => []]);

With that done, we can now navigate to http://vuebnb.test/ and it will work! When the Vue app is bootstrapped, Vue Router will check the URL value and, seeing that the path is ...