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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 asset serving

Nuxt uses the vue-loader, file-loader, and url-loader webpack loaders to serve the assets in your app. Firstly, Nuxt will use vue-loader to process the <template> and <style> blocks with css-loader and vue-template-compiler to compile elements such as <img src="...">, background-image: URL(...), and CSS @import in these blocks into module dependencies. Take the following example:

// pages/index.vue
<img src="~/assets/sample-1.jpg">

.container {
background-image: url("~assets/sample-2.jpg");

The image element and the assets in the preceding <template> and <style> block will be compiled and translated into the following code and module dependencies:

createElement('img', { attrs: { src: require('~/assets/sample-1.jpg') }})
Note that from Nuxt 2.0, the ~/ alias will not be correctly...