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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

Retrieving saved items from the database

Let's now work on retrieving the saved items from the database and displaying them in the frontend. To begin with, we'll add a new saved property to the metadata we put in the document head. This will be an empty array if the user is logged out, or the array of saved listing IDs associated with that user, if they're logged in.


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

Back in the frontend, we'll put the logic for retrieving the saved items in the beforeEach router navigation guard. The reason we put it here and not in the addData mutation is that we don't want to directly assign the data to the store state, but instead call the toggleSaved mutation for each of the listings. You can't commit a mutation from another...