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Vue.js Quick Start Guide

By : Ajdin Imsirovic
Book Image

Vue.js Quick Start Guide

By: Ajdin Imsirovic

Overview of this book

Vue.js is the latest trending frontend framework. Simplicity, reactivity, and ?exibility are some of the key benefits that Vue offers to developers. This book will help you learn everything you need to know to build stunning reactive web apps with Vue.js 2 quickly and easily. This book will take you through the Vue 2 framework. You will start by learning the different Vue installation options: CDN, NPM, and Vue CLI. Then we will look at the core concepts of Vue: templates and components – ways to modularize Vue code. You will learn how to utilize directives, which are Vue-specific HTML attributes with additional features. Also, you will see how Vue uses a streamlined approach to development, with reusable methods, computed properties, and watchers, and how it controls state with the help of its data option. You will learn about the concepts of reactive programming in Vue, and how to understand communication between parent and child components. We will take a look at props and slots, working with CSS, filters, and mixins. We will also look at ways to add transitions and animations to Vue apps. Then you will extend Vue by building custom directives and your own plugins. Finally, you will learn about Vuex – a Vue plugin that allows us to centralize state, and also introduce Nuxt, which is a framework that builds on top of Vue and solves some issues of single-page applications. After learning about these components, you will be ready to build your own reactive web apps with Vue.js 2.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell


In this chapter, we looked at some basic concepts in Vue. We described why these concepts are important and how they can be used. We also looked at several simple examples of using these concepts in practice.

We learned about data-driven views in Vue and reactivity as a way to keep track of the changes to the data model. We looked at using computed properties and methods, directives, and their modifiers. We have seen some practical examples of components, templates, and props, as well as different approaches to building component templates in Vue.

We learned how to prototype websites using Vue components and directives, and we wrapped up the chapter with a look at watchers and lifecycle hooks as a powerful way to alter the behavior of components at any point of their lifecycle.

In the next chapter, we will further delve into reactive programming in Vue with a focus on components, props, and slots.