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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

Flux application architecture

Imagine you've developed a multi-user chat app. The interface has a user list, private chat windows, an inbox with chat history and a notification bar to inform users of unread messages.

Millions of users are chatting through your app on a daily basis. However, there are complaints about an annoying problem: the notification bar of the app will occasionally give false notifications; that is, a user will be notified of a new unread message, but when they check to see what it is, it's just a message they've already seen.

What I've described is a real scenario that Facebook developers had with their chat system a few years ago. The process of solving this inspired their developers to create an application architecture they named Flux. Flux forms the basis of Vuex, Redux and other similar libraries.

Facebook developers struggled with this zombie notification bug for some time. They eventually realized that its persistent nature was more than a simple bug; it pointed...