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Hands-on Nuxt.js Web Development

By : Lau Tiam Kok
Book Image

Hands-on Nuxt.js Web Development

By: Lau Tiam Kok

Overview of this book

Nuxt.js is a progressive web framework built on top of Vue.js for server-side rendering (SSR). With Nuxt.js and Vue.js, building universal and static-generated applications from scratch is now easier than ever before. This book starts with an introduction to Nuxt.js and its constituents as a universal SSR framework. You'll learn the fundamentals of Nuxt.js and find out how you can integrate it with the latest version of Vue.js. You'll then explore the Nuxt.js directory structure and set up your first Nuxt.js project using pages, views, routing, and Vue components. With the help of practical examples, you'll learn how to connect your Nuxt.js application with the backend API by exploring your Nuxt.js application’s configuration, plugins, modules, middleware, and the Vuex store. The book shows you how you can turn your Nuxt.js application into a universal or static-generated application by working with REST and GraphQL APIs over HTTP requests. Finally, you'll get to grips with security techniques using authorization, package your Nuxt.js application for testing, and deploy it to production. By the end of this web development book, you'll have developed a solid understanding of using Nuxt.js for your projects and be able to build secure, end-to-end tested, and scalable web applications with SSR, data handling, and SEO capabilities.
Table of Contents (26 chapters)
Section 1: Your First Nuxt App
Section 2: View, Routing, Components, Plugins, and Modules
Section 3: Server-Side Development and Data Management
Section 4: Middleware and Security
Section 5: Testing and Deployment
Section 6: The Further Fields
Adding a Server-Side Framework

In this chapter, you will learn how to configure Nuxt with a server-side framework, and how to use the asyncData method to fetch the data from the server-side framework, such as Koa or Express. Setting up a server-side framework with Nuxt is fairly easy. We only need to pick a framework as the first-class citizen and use Nuxt as the middleware. We can use npx create-nuxt-app <project-name> to set that up for us, but we will walk you through how to do that manually so that you have a better understanding of how these two apps work together. Additionally, in this chapter, we will use Backpack as the build system for our app.

The topics we will cover in this chapter are as follows:

  • Introducing Backpack
  • Introducing Koa
  • Integrating Koa with Nuxt
  • Understanding async data
  • Accessing context in asyncData
  • Fetching async data with Axios