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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 Nuxt server middlewares

Put simply, server middlewares are server-side apps that are used as middlewares in Nuxt. We have been running our Nuxt apps under a server-side framework such as Koa since Chapter 8, Adding a Server-Side Framework. If you are using Express, this is the scripts object in your package.json file:

// package.json
"scripts": {
"dev": "cross-env NODE_ENV=development nodemon server/index.js --watch
"build": "nuxt build",
"start": "cross-env NODE_ENV=production node server/index.js",
"generate": "nuxt generate"

In this npm script, the dev and start scripts instruct the server to run your app from /server/index.js. This might not be ideal as we have coupled Nuxt and the server-side framework tightly, and it results in extra work in the configuration. However, we can tell Nuxt not to attach to the server-side framework's configurations in /server/index...