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ASP.NET Core 2 and Vue.js

By : Stuart Ratcliffe
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ASP.NET Core 2 and Vue.js

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By: Stuart Ratcliffe

Overview of this book

This book will walk you through the process of developing an e-commerce application from start to finish, utilizing an ASP.NET Core web API and Vue.js Single-Page Application (SPA) frontend. We will build the application using a featureslice approach, whereby in each chapter we will add the required frontend and backend changes to complete an entire feature. In the early chapters, we’ll keep things fairly simple to get you started, but by the end of the book, you’ll be utilizing some advanced concepts, such as server-side rendering and continuous integration and deployment. You will learn how to set up and configure a modern development environment for building ASP.NET Core web APIs and Vue.js SPA frontends.You will also learn about how ASP.NET Core differs from its predecessors, and how we can utilize those changes to our benefit. Finally, you will learn the fundamentals of building modern frontend applications using Vue.js, as well as some of the more advanced concepts, which can help make you more productive in your own applications in the future.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Getting Started with the Project

With our development environment set up and ready to go, it's time to start scaffolding the skeleton of an application. In summary, the topics we are going to cover in this chapter are as follows:

  • Evaluating our options for generating a project
  • A brief introduction to webpack
  • Scaffolding a project with the dotnet CLI
  • Refactoring the default template to meet our needs and preferences
  • Setting up the database
  • Testing the completed setup

Before we do anything else, we need to make a decision on how we want to generate the barebones structure of our project. We have a number of options available to us, including CLI tools from both Microsoft and Vue that have commands dedicated to generating default project structures. On the one hand, we can use each CLI tool independently to generate two separate applications, then try and modify the configuration...