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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

Nuxt pages as routes

The convention-over-configuration approach was popularized by Ruby on Rails. It is an opinionated approach to web development that sets up some things in a framework in a set-and-forget manner. When we say that it is opinionated, it simply means that out of several possibilities to approach an issue, the developers of the framework chose one specific way of doing things, and that approach is the only way that something is done. 

We can say that Nuxt.js is opinionated because it follows the convention of pages as routes. Thus, instead of us having to manually set up routes in our apps—that is, rather than having to configure them—the framework follows a simple convention. Inside the pages folder, the index.vue file acts as the root route: /. This means that if we run our app, visiting the root route at localhost:3000 is equal to visiting localhost:3000/index.vue.

Similarly, if we create a file called about.vue and place it inside the pages folder, to view this file we'd...