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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

Chapter 8. Managing Your Application State with Vuex

In the last chapter, you learned how Vue Router can be used to add virtual pages to a Vue.js single-page app. We will now add components to Vuebnb that share data across pages and therefore can't rely on transient local state. To do this, we will utilize Vuex, a Flux-inspired library for Vue.js that offers a robust means of managing global application state.

Topics covered in this chapter:

  • An introduction to the Flux application architecture and why it is useful for building user interfaces
  • An overview of Vuex and its key features, including state and mutations
  • How to install Vuex and set up a global store that can be accessed by Vue.js components
  • How Vuex allows for superior debugging with Vue Devtools via mutation logging and time-travel debugging
  • The creation of a save feature for Vuebnb listings and a saved listings page
  • Moving page state into Vuex to minimize unnecessary data retrieval from the server