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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)

Coding the EveryNote App Using Vuex State Management

In this chapter, we will develop an application to take notes, called EveryNote, from scratch. In the first part of the chapter we will analyze and design the application, as well as preparing the folder structure for the project.

After that, we will build the application incrementally through tests and code. This application will be developed while writing this chapter, providing a real-world Vuex development example.

The application can be downloaded by cloning the Git repository. Each section of this chapter has a corresponding Git tag that can be used to download the code that has been written for that section.

While reading this chapter, you will learn how to do the following:

  • Design and develop an application exploiting Vuex features
  • Use Vuex inside Vue components
  • Test...