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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


Vuex (usually pronounced veweks) is the official Vue.js implementation of the Flux architecture. By enforcing the principles described previously, Vuex keeps your application data in a transparent and predictable state even when that data is being shared across many components.

Vuex includes a store with state and mutator methods, and will reactively update any components that are reading data from the store. It also allows for handy development features like hot module reloading (updating modules in a running application) and time-travel debugging (stepping back through mutations to trace bugs).

In this chapter, we will add a save feature to our Vuebnb listings so that a user can keep track of the listings that they like best. Unlike other data in our app so far, the saved state must persist across pages; for example, when a user changes from one page to another, the app must remember which items the user has already saved. We will use Vuex to achieve this:

Figure 8.4. Saved state is...