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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 Nuxt module snippets

In this topic, we are going to break down the custom modules we've created into small pieces – snippets.

You can find all the following code in /chapter-6/nuxt-universal/module-snippets/ in our GitHub repository.

Using top-level options

Remember the configuration options that we said can be passed into a module in the Writing a basic module section? Module options are top-level options for registering our modules in the Nuxt config file. We can even combine multiple options from the different modules and their options can be shared. Let's try an example of using @nuxtjs/axios and @nuxtjs/proxy together in the following steps:

  1. Install these two modules together using npm:
$ npm i @nuxtjs/axios
$ npm i @nuxtjs/proxy

These two modules are well integrated to prevent CORS problems, which we will see and discuss later in this book when developing cross-domain apps. It is not required to manually register the @nuxtjs/proxy module, but it does need...