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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


In this chapter, you have learned how to configure Nuxt with a server-side framework, which is Koa in this book. You have installed Koa with the dependencies that we need to create an API. And then you used asyncData and Axios to query and fetch the data from the API. Also, you learned about the properties in the Nuxt context that you can destructure and access from the asyncData method, such as params, query, req, res, and error. Last but not least, you started using Backpack as a minimalist build tool in your apps.

In the next chapter, you will learn how to set up MongoDB and write some basic MongoDB queries, how to add data to a MongoDB database, how to integrate it with the server-side framework, Koa, which you have just learned about in this chapter, and then, finally, how to integrate it with Nuxt pages. We will guide you through everything that you will have to learn in order to make a more complete API. So, stayed tuned.