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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

Writing basic and global mixins

A mixin is just a JavaScript object that can be used to contain any component option, such as created, methods, mounted, and so on. They can be used to make these options reusable. We can do this by importing them into a component and "mixing" them with the other options in that component.

Using mixins can be useful in some situations, such as in Chapter 2, Getting Started with Nuxt. We know that when Vue Loader compiles the <template> blocks in single-file components, it converts any encountered asset URLs into webpack module requests, like so:

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

The preceding image will be converted into the following JavaScript code:

createElement('img', {
attrs: {
src: require('~/assets/sample-1.jpg') // this is now a module request

This isn't difficult if you insert the image manually. But in most cases, we'll want to insert images dynamically, as follows:

// pages...