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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

Understanding Vuex core concepts

There are five core concepts in Vuex that we will guide you through in this section. They are state, getters, mutations, actions, and modules. We will start by looking into the state concept first in the following section.

The state

The state is the heart of a Vuex store. It is the source of the "global" data that we can manage and maintain in a structured and predictable way in Vuex. A state in Vuex is a single state tree–a single JavaScript object that contains all the app state data. So, you will usually have one store per app. Let's take a look at how we can get the state into components in the following sections.

Accessing the state

As we mentioned in the previous section, Vuex stores are reactive, but if we want to access the reactive value in the view, we should use the computed property instead of the data method, as follows:

// vuex-sfc/state/basic/src/app.vue
<p>{{ number }}</p>

import Vue from 'vue/dist/vue...