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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


In this chapter, we learned how router libraries work and why they are a crucial addition to SPAs. We then got familiar with the key features of Vue Router including the route object, navigation guards, and the RouterLink and RouterView special components.

Putting this knowledge into practice, we installed Vue Router and configured it for use in our app. We then built a home page for Vuebnb, including a gallery of listing summaries organized within image sliders.

Finally, we implemented an architecture for correctly matching pages with either available local data or new data retrieved from the web service via AJAX.

Now that we have a substantial number of components in our app, many of which communicate data between one another, it's time to investigate another key Vue.js tool: Vuex. Vuex is a Flux-based library that offers a superior way of managing application state.