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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, you have not only managed to decouple a Nuxt app from an API, similar to what you did in Chapter 12, Creating User Logins and API Authentication, but you also managed to write an API in a different language, PHP, one of the most popular server-side scripting languages in web development. You learned how to install PHP and Apache in order to run PHP apps or use the built-in PHP web server for development, all while complying with PSR-12, PSR4, PSR7, and PSR-15 in order to build a modern framework-agnostic app. You also learned to use the PHP database framework known as Medoo for writing CRUD operations, reusing the Nuxt app from Chapter 9, Adding a Server-Side Database, but with a few modifications, and gluing the frontend UI and the backend API together perfectly. Now, you also understand HTTP messages in more detail and know how to use PDO for modern PHP database management. Well done.

In the next chapter, you will discover what else you can do with Nuxt in terms...