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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

Single-page applications and server-side rendering

Traditionally, web servers only serve static content. When a user makes a request to a link within an app, usually the server processes that request and sends the result of that processing to the client as an entire page, with HTML, CSS, and JS served by the browser. This happens when requesting each route in a web app. If a developer wants to see what was sent by the browser, it is as simple as running the view source command in your browser of choice.


The shortcut key for the view source command is traditionally Ctrl + U in some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox.

With the push for the experience on the web to be more like what we have on desktops, we have seen the rise of SPAs in recent years. Examples of popular SPAs include Gmail, Twitter, and Google Maps.

The way that an SPA works is this: when a user navigates through different pages (routes) on a site, the browser does not download a whole new page with a whole new request to...