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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

Fetching async data with Axios

We have created a simple API with Koa and exposed some public routes for its data being accessed, such as /api/users and /api/users/1. We also have integrated this API with Nuxt into a single app in which Nuxt performs as middleware. You have also learned how the asyncData method works and how we can make use of the Nuxt context. Now, let's bring all these three parts together in the final step by using Axios with the asyncData method for requesting the API data.

Installing and configuring Axios

Axios is a promised-based HTTP client for Node.js apps. We worked with vanilla promises with the asyncData method in the previous section. We can simplify our code further and save some lines with Axios, which is powered by asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) to make asynchronous HTTP requests. Let's get it started in the following steps:

  1. Install Axios via npm:
$ npm i axios

We should always use a full path when making HTTP requests with Axios: