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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

Chapter 7. Using Vuex

In this chapter, we'll learn how to manage complex state in Vue by using Vuex. Vuex helps deal with the issue of managing state and deeply nested components in Vue apps.

At the end of this chapter, you will understand what problems Vuex solves and how it solves them, and you should understand where all the moving parts fit in. You will also know how to build a simple Vuex app and the approach to take when thinking about extending it.

Specifically, we will go over these topics:

  • Understanding state
  • State management, data stores, and one-way data flows
  • Hot reloading
  • Building a very simple Vuex app
  • How to update state from Vue DevTools' Vuex tab
  • Building a more complex Vuex app 

Let's begin by understanding exactly what state is.