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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

Installing a Nuxt SPA

Installing a Nuxt SPA is the same as installing Nuxt universal SSR using the create-nuxt-app scaffolding tool. Let's get started:

  1. Install a Nuxt project via your terminal using the Nuxt scaffolding tool:
$ npx create-nuxt-app <project-name>
  1. Answer the questions that appear and pick the Single Page App option when asked for the Rendering mode:
? Project name
? Project description
? Rendering mode:
Universal (SSR / SSG)
> Single Page App

After the installation is completed, if you inspect the Nuxt config file in your project's root directory, you should see that the mode option was configured as an SPA for you during the installation process:

// nuxt.config.js
export default {
mode: 'spa'
  1. Start Nuxt development mode in your terminal:
$ npm run dev

You should see that only the code on the client-side is compiled on your terminal:

✓ Client
Compiled successfully in 1.76s

You will no longer see any code compiled on the...