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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 managed to install and use RethinkDB and Socket.IO to turn the ordinary backend API and frontend Nuxt app into real-time apps. You learned how to manipulate the JSON data by creating, reading, updating, and deleting them on the server side with RethinkDB through the RethinkDB Administration UI, and then used the RethinkDB client driver with Koa. Most importantly, you learned how to manipulate the real time feeds in RethinkDB, known as changefeeds, through the RethinkDB Administration UI as well, and then integrated them with the Socket.IO server and Koa on the server side. Furthermore, you used the Socket.IO server to emit data with custom events and the Socket.IO client to listen to the event and catch the data in real-time on the client side with the Nuxt app. Wasn't it a fun ride?

In the next chapter, we will take Nuxt further with third-party APIs, content management systems (CMS), and GraphQL. You will be introduced to WordPress API, Keystone, and...