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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

Understanding the directory structure

If you have installed a Nuxt project successfully using the create-nuxt-app scaffolding tool, you should get the following default directories and files in your project folder:

-| your-app-name/
---| assets/
---| components/
---| layouts/
---| middleware/
---| node_modules/
---| pages/
---| plugins/
---| static/
---| store/
---| nuxt.config.js
---| package.json

Let's go through each of them and understand what they are intended for in the following sections.

The assets directory

The /assets/ directory is used to contain the assets of your project, such as images, fonts, and Less, Stylus, or Sass files, that will be compiled by webpack. For example, you may have a Less file, as follows:

// assets/styles.less
@width: 10px;
@height: @width + 10px;

header {
width: @width;
height: @height;

webpack will compile the preceding code into the following CSS for your app:

header {
width: 10px;
height: 20px;

We will discuss the benefits of serving images...