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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 tests with jsdomn and AVA for Nuxt apps

You have learned about jsdom and AVA independently and have done some simple tests. Now, we can bring these two packages together into our Nuxt apps. Let's install them in our Nuxt app, which you created in the previous chapter, in /chapter-12/nuxt-universal/cross-domain/jwt/axios-module/frontend/ using the following steps:

  1. Install these two tools via npm and save them to the devDependencies option in the package.json file:
$ npm i ava --save-dev
$ npm i jsdom --save-dev
  1. Install Babel core and other Babel packages for us to write ES6 code in our tests in the app:
$ npm i @babel/polyfill
$ npm i @babel/core --save-dev
$ npm i @babel/preset-env --save-dev
$ npm i @babel/register --save-dev
  1. Add the AVA configuration to the package.json file as follows:
// package.json
"scripts": {
"test": "ava --verbose",
"test:watch": "ava --watch"
"ava": {