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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


In this chapter, we learned about single-page applications, the ideas that led to their appearance, and the challenges that their implementation brings, such as issues with the initial page load. We also learned about solutions to SPA-related problems, such as server-side rendering, as well as how Nuxt.js helps us build universal web apps. We learned about installing Nuxt.js and setting up Nuxt.js pages as routes. We linked our Vue app's routing using the nuxt-link tag, and we added some content to each of the pages. Finally, to build up from what we learned in the previous chapters, we added some page transitions for a smoother user experience.

This brings us to the end of Vue JS Quick Start. We have gone through a whole array of basic Vue JS concepts. As a quick overview, we can reiterate some of the things we've covered: mustache templates, directives, modifiers, methods, computed properties, watchers, components (global and local), props, lifecycle hooks, vue-cli, slots, parent...