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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

Passing authentication state to the frontend

We now have a complete mechanism for logging users in and out of Vuebnb. However, the frontend app is not yet aware of the user's authentication state. Let's remedy that now so we can add authentication-based features to the frontend.

 auth meta property

We'll begin by adding the authentication state to the meta information we pass through in the head of each page. We'll utilize the Auth facade check method, which returns true if the user is authenticated, and assign this to a new auth property.


use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Auth;

class ListingController extends Controller

  private function add_meta_data($collection, $request)
    return $collection->merge([
      'path' => $request->getPathInfo(),
      'auth' => Auth::check()

We'll also add an auth property to our Vuex store. We'll mutate it from the addData method which, as you'll recall from the previous chapter...