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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 Vue CLI

We have used webpack to create our custom Vue SFC apps in Chapter 5, Adding Vue Components. As a developer, it is useful to know how to peer into the mechanism of a complex thing, and we must also understand how to use common and standard patterns to work with others collaboratively. Therefore, these days, we are inclined to use frameworks. Vue CLI is the standard tooling for Vue app development. It does what our webpack custom tool does and more. If you don't want to create your own Vue SFC developing tool, Vue CLI is a great choice. It supports Babel, ESLint, TypeScript, PostCSS, PWA, unit testing, and end-to-end testing out of the box. To read more about Vue CLI, please visit

Installing Vue CLI

It is very easy to get started with Vue CLI. Perform these steps:

  1. Use npm to install it globally:
$ npm i -g @vue/cli
  1. Create a project when you want to:
$ vue create my-project
  1. You will be prompted to pick a preset – default or manually...