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Vuex Quick Start Guide

By : Andrea Koutifaris
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Vuex Quick Start Guide

By: Andrea Koutifaris

Overview of this book

State management preserves the state of controls in a user interface. Vuex is a state management tool for Vue.js that makes the architecture easier to understand, maintain and evolve. This book is the easiest way to get started with Vuex to improve your Vue.js application architecture and overall user experience. Our book begins by explaining the problem that Vuex solves, and how it helps your applications. You will learn about the Vuex core concepts, including the Vuex store, changing application state, carrying out asynchronous operations and persisting state changes, all with an eye to scalability. You will learn how to test Vuex elements and Vue components with the Karma and Jasmine testing frameworks. You will see this in the context of a testing first approach, following the fundamentals of Test Driven Development. TDD will help you to identify which components need testing and how to test them. You will build a full Vuex application by creating the application components and services, and persist the state. Vuex comes with a plugin system that allows programmers to extend Vuex features. You will learn about some of the most powerful plugins, and make use of the built-in logger plugin. You write a custom Google Analytics plugin to send actions to its analytics API, and an Undo/Redo plugin.
Table of Contents (8 chapters)

Implementing Flux Architecture with Vuex

With the Flux concepts clear in our minds, we will now explore the Vuex framework, understand how it works, and, with the help of some examples, see how you can use Vuex inside your Vue applications.

This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • Vuex at a glance
  • The boilerplate code that will be used to run the examples
  • The Vue.js reactivity system explained
  • Understanding the core concepts of Vuex
  • Enabling strict mode while developing to prevent accidental direct state modifications
  • Restrictions in form handling when using Vuex
  • Simple counter: all the Vuex concepts in a very simple example

The first section introduces you to Vuex, focusing on the concepts behind the framework.

In the second section, you will be presented with a minimal HTML code to run the examples in this chapter.

In the third section, the Vue reactivity system is examined...