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Hands-on Nuxt.js Web Development

By : Lau Tiam Kok
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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 linters – Prettier, ESLint, and StandardJS

In a nutshell, a linter is a tool that analyzes source code and flags errors and bugs in the code and styles. The term originated in 1978 from a Unix utility called lint that evaluated source code written in C, and was developed by computer scientist Stephen C. Johnson at Bell Labs while debugging the Yacc grammar he was writing. Today, the tools we focus on in this book are Prettier, ESLint, and StandardJS. Let's look into each of them.


Prettier is a code formatter that supports many languages such as JavaScript, Vue, JSX, CSS, HTML, JSON, GraphQL, and more. It improves the readability of your code and ensures your code conforms to the rules that it has set for you. It sets a length limit for your lines of code; for example, take a look at the single following line of code:

hello(reallyLongArg(), omgSoManyParameters(), IShouldRefactorThis(), isThereSeriouslyAnotherOne())

The preceding code is considered lengthy...