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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


In this chapter, we have learned how to develop, build, and deploy an SPA in Nuxt and see what makes it different from a classic SPA. We also learned that Nuxt SPAs can be a good option for developing apps, but developing a Nuxt SPA means that we will lose the nuxtServerInit action and the req and res HTTP objects. However, we can use the client-side js-cookies (or localStorage) and the Nuxt plugin to imitate the nuxtServerInit action. Last but not least, we learned how to publish and serve the static-generated Nuxt SPA on GitHub Pages.

So far in this book, we have only been using JavaScript for all our Nuxt apps and APIs. However, in the coming chapters, we will explore how we can take Nuxt further so that we can work with another language, PHP. We will walk you through the HTTP messages and PHP standards, writing CRUD operations with PHP database frameworks, and serving a PHP API for the Nuxt app. Read on!