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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

Moving page state into the store

Now that the user can save any listings that they like, we will need a saved page where they can view those saved listings together. We will build this new page shortly, and it will look like this:

Figure 8.12: Saved page

Implementing the saved page will require an enhancement to our app architecture, however. Let's do a quick recap of how data is retrieved from the server to understand why.

All the pages in our app require a route on the server to return a view. This view includes the data for the relevant page component inlined in the document head. Or, if we navigate to that page via in-app links, an API endpoint will instead supply that same data. We set up this mechanism in Chapter 7Building A Multi-Page App With Vue Router.

The saved page will require the same data as the home page (the listing summary data), as the saved page is really just a slight variation on the home page. It makes sense, then, to share data between the home page and saved page....