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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

Working with Vue plugins

Some popular Vue plugins are Vuex and Vue-router. A Vue plugin is used when we need to give additional functionality to Vue globally. There are a few very common scenarios where Vue plugins might be useful: adding global methods, adding global assets, adding instance methods on Vue.prototype, or adding global mixins. 

Where Vue plugins shine is the ability to share them with the community. To get an idea of the vastness of Vue's plugin system, navigate to the following URLs: and

Next, we'll create a simple Vue plugin.

Creating the simplest possible Vue plugin

We'll begin by creating the simplest possible Vue plugin. In order to do that, we'll again use Vue CLI, version 3. The instructions for setting up Vue CLI are available in Chapter 3, Working with Vue-CLI, Components, Props, and Slots.

First, we will need to initialize a new project. Navigate your console to the parent folder in...