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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

End-to-end testing versus unit testing

There are two types of tests commonly practiced for web applications: unit testing and end-to-end testing. You might have heard a lot about unit testing and have done some (or loads) in the past. Unit testing is used to test the small and individual parts of your app, while in contrast, end-to-end testing is to test the overall functions of your app. End-to-end testing involves ensuring the integrated components of an app function as expected. In other words, the entire app is tested in a real-world scenario similar to how a real user would interact with your app. For example, the simplified end-to-end testing of your user login page might involve the following:

  1. Load the login page.
  2. Provide valid details to the inputs in the login form.
  3. Click on the Submit button.
  1. Log in to the page successfully and see a greeting message.
  2. Log out of the system.

What about unit testing? Unit testing runs fast and allows us to precisely identify exact problems...