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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 through the first chapter of your journey into Nuxt. In this chapter, you learned what makes up the Nuxt framework; that is, Vue (the origin of Nuxt), webpack, and Babel. You learned about the various features Nuxt provides, such as the ability for you to write Vue single-file components (.vue files), ES2015+ JavaScript (ES6), CSS with a preprocessor (Sass, Less, Stylus). You are also able to extend your app with modules and plugins, to add transitions between the routes of your app, to manage the <head> element and the meta content of each route or page in your app. Apart from this you also covered tons of great features that are imported from webpack and Babel, such as bundling, minifying, and splitting code. You also learned that you can access tons of plugins and modules from the Nuxt community for your Nuxt projects.

Apart from these great features, you learned about the pros and cons of each type of available application: traditional server-side rendered apps, traditional single-page apps (SPAs), universal server-side rendered apps (SSRs), and static-generated apps. You also learned that Nuxt apps actually fall in line with the categories of universal SSR apps and static-generated apps. And then, you learned that Nuxt also falls in line with single-page apps, but not the same as traditional SPAs. Lastly, you looked into using Nuxt for universal SSR apps, static-generated apps, and single-page apps, all of which you'll learn more about throughout this book.

In the next chapter, you will learn how to install Nuxt and create a simple Nuxt app and understand the default directory structure that comes with the Nuxt scaffolding tool. You will also learn how to customize your Nuxt app and understand the assets that are served in Nuxt. So, stay tuned!