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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

Introducing Socket.IO

Just like HTTP, WebSocket is a communication protocol, but it provides full-duplex (bidirectional) communication between the client and the server. Unlike HTTP, the WebSocket connection always remains open for real-time data transfer. So, in WebSocket apps, the server can send data to the client without having the client initiate the request.

Also, unlike the HTTP schema that starts with HTTP or HTTPS for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, the WebSocket protocol schema starts with ws or wss for WebSocket Secure; for example:


Socket.IO is a JavaScript library that uses the WebSocket protocol and polling as the fallback option for creating real-time web apps. It supports any platform, browser, or device and handles all the degradation for the server and client to get the full-duplex communication in real time. Most browsers support the WebSocket protocol these days anyway, including Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Safari, and Opera. But...