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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

Save feature

As mentioned, we'll be adding a save feature to our Vuebnb listings. The UI of this feature is a small, clickable icon that is overlaid on the top right of a listing summary's thumbnail image. It acts similarly to a checkbox, allowing the user to toggle the saved status of any particular listing:

Figure 8.5. The save feature shown on listing summaries

The save feature will also be added as a button in the header image on the listing page:

Figure 8.6. The save feature shown on the listing page

ListingSave component

Let's begin by creating the new component:

$ touch resources/assets/components/ListingSave.vue

The template of this component will include a Font Awesome heart icon. It will also include a click handler which will be used to toggle the saved state. Since this component will always be a child of a listing or listing summary, it will receive a listing ID as a prop. This prop will be used shortly to save the state in Vuex.