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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
Adding Vue Components

As we stated in the previous chapter, Vue components are an optional part of the Nuxt view. You've already learned about various constituents of the Nuxt view: app template, HTML head, layout, and page. However, we haven't covered the smallest unit in Nuxt - the Vue component. So, in this chapter, you will learn how it works and how to make use of /components/ for creating custom components. You will then learn how to create global and local components, as well as basic and global mixins, and get to know some of the naming conventions for developing Vue or Nuxt apps. Most excitingly, you will discover how to pass data down from a parent component to a child component, as well as emit data up to the parent from the child.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding Vue components
  • Creating single-file Vue components
  • Registering...