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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
Creating a Nuxt App with a CMS and GraphQL

In the previous chapters, you have been creating APIs from scratch so that they work with Nuxt apps. Building a personalized API can be rewarding and fulfilling, but it may not suit every situation. Building an API from the bottom-up is time-consuming. In this chapter, we are going to explore third-party systems that can provide us with the API services we need without having us build them from scratch. Ideally, we want to use a system that can help us manage our content – a content management system (CMS).

WordPress and Drupal are popular CMSes. They are packed with APIs that are worth looking into. In this book, we will be using WordPress. Besides CMSes such WordPress, we will also look into headless CMSes. A headless CMS is just like WordPress but is a pure API service without the frontend presentation, which can be done in...