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Vue.js Quick Start Guide

By : Ajdin Imsirovic
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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

Using the Vue DevTools plugin to track our Vuex state

If you type vuejs devtools into the search field of the Chrome extensions web store, you'll get a few results. The first result is the stable version of the official plugin. The second result is the Vue DevTools extension's beta version. To see all of the options that are being developed and see where this plugin is going, it's good to install the beta version. Interestingly, both versions display the same information once open in Chrome DevTools. Currently, the message reads Ready. Detected Vue 2.5.17-beta.0.

When compared with the regular version, the experimental version comes with a few more tabs, namely routing and performance. However, even the existing tabs have some very useful improvements. For example, the Vuex tab comes with the ability to directly update the state from inside DevTools. To access that functionality, simply open Chrome DevTools by pressing the F12 key. The best way to position the DevTools to use the Vue extension...