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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 Keystone

Keystone is a scalable headless CMS for building GraphQL APIs in Node.js. It is open source and equipped with a very decent admin UI where you can manage your content. Just like WordPress, you can create custom content types in Keystone called lists and then query your contents through the GraphQL API. You create lists from source, just like you create REST APIs. You add what you need for your API so that it is highly scalable and extensible.

To use Keystone, first, you need to prepare a database for storing your content. Keystone supports MongoDB and PostgreSQL. You need to install and configure one of them and then find out the connection string for Keystone. You learned about MongoDB in Chapter 9, Adding a Server-Side Database, so using it again as the database for Keystone should not be an issue for you. But what about PostgreSQL? Let's find out.

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Installing and securing PostgreSQL...