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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

Introducing Koa

Koa is a Node.js web framework designed by the same team that brought you Express. The main goal of this framework is to be a smaller and more expressive foundation for web apps and APIs. If you have ever worked on Express and have gotten tired of callback hell when the app gets larger, Koa allows you to ditch the callbacks and greatly increase error handling by leveraging async functions. Another cool thing in Koa is cascading – the middleware you add will be running "downstream," and then flowing back "upstream," which gives you more predictable controls. We will demonstrate this later in this chapter.

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Installing and configuring Koa

Now, let's create a Koa app with the Backpack default configuration (without creating the Backpack config file) as follows:

  1. Install Koa via npm:
$ npm i koa
  1. Use /src/ as the Backpack default entry directory and create an entry...