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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 Vue plugins

Plugins are global JavaScript functions encapsulated in .js files that can be installed in your app by using the Vue.use global method. We have used some Vue plugins in our past examples in Chapter 4, Adding Views, Routes, and Transitions, such as vue-router and vue-meta. These plugins must be installed through the Vue.use method before the root Vue is initiated with the new statement, as seen in the following example:

// src/entry.js
import Vue from 'vue'
import Meta from 'vue-meta'

new VueRouter({ ... })

You can pass options into the plugin through Vue.use to configure the plugin in this format:

Vue.use(<plugin>, <options>)

For example, we can pass the following options into the vue-meta plugin:

Vue.use(Meta, {
keyName: metaData, // default => metaInfo
refreshOnceOnNavigation: true // default => false

Options are optional. That means you can use the plugin itself without passing in any of them. Vue.use also can...