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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
Writing Route Middlewares and Server Middlewares

Remember when you created a middleware on the server side using Koa in Chapter 8, Adding a Server-Side Framework? Middlewares are both useful and powerful, as you will have noted in cascading with Koa apps, where you can predict and control the flow of your entire app sequentially. So, what about in Nuxt? Well, there are two types of middleware we should explore in Nuxt: route middleware and server middleware. In this chapter, you will learn how to differentiate between them and create some basic middlewares before moving on to the next chapter on authentication, where middlewares are very much needed. We will also use middlewares in the chapters after the next one. So, in this chapter, just like in many of the previous chapters, you will create some middlewares in a Vue app with navigation guards so that you can grasp the middleware...