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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

Installing Nuxt

There are two ways to get started with Nuxt easily. The easiest way is by using the Nuxt scaffolding tool, create-nuxt-app, which installs all the Nuxt dependencies and default directories automatically for you. The other way is to start from scratch by using a package.json file only. Let's discover how you can do this.

Using create-nuxt-app

create-nuxt-app is a scaffolding tool created by the Nuxt team that you can use to install your project quickly. What you need to do is use npx to run create-nuxt-app on your favorite terminal:

$ npx create-nuxt-app <project-name>

npx is shipped by default since npm 5.2.0, but you can make sure you have it installed by checking its version on your terminal, as follows:

$ npx --version

During the process of installing the Nuxt project, you will be asked some questions to integrate with Nuxt, as follows:

  • Choose a programming language:
  • Choose a package manager:
  • Choose a UI framework...