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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


Well done! You have made it this far. After all, it is not difficult to work on web authentication. In this chapter, you have learned what session-based authentication and token-based authentication are, particularly about the JSON Web Token (JWT). You should now know the differences between them and the constituents of a JWT, and how to generate a JWT with the jsonwebtoken Node.js module. We have also covered the MySQL Node.js module and used it as part of our authentication system. You have also integrated Google OAuth for signing the user in and then creating the frontend authentication using Nuxt.

In the next chapter, you will learn how to write end-to-end tests in your Nuxt apps. You will learn about the tools you can install and use for writing your end-to-end tests, notably AVA and Nightwatch. Besides this, you will also learn how to use a Node.js module, which is jsdom, to make your end-to-end testing possible on the server side. This is because Nuxt technically is a server...