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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 GraphQL

GraphQL is an open source query language, server-side runtime (execution engine), and specification (technical standard). But what does it mean? What is it? GraphQL is a query language, which is what the "QL" part of GraphQL stands for. To be specific, it is a client query language. But again, what does it mean? The following example will address any doubts you have about GraphQL queries:

planet(name: "earth") {

GraphQL queries like the previous one are used in HTTP clients such as Nuxt or Vue to send the query to the server in exchange for a JSON response, as follows:

"data": {
"planet": {
"id": 3,
"age": "4543000000",
"population": "7594000000"

As you can see, you get the specific data for the fields (age and population) that you requested and nothing more. This is what makes GraphQL distinctive and gives the client...