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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


In this chapter, we have successfully covered plugins and modules in Nuxt. You have learned that they are technically JavaScript functions that you can create for your project, or import them from an external source. Also, you have learned to create global functions in the Nuxt environment by injecting them into the Vue instance or the Nuxt context, or both, for your Nuxt apps, as well as creating client-only and server-only functions. Finally, you have learned to create module snippets for adding JavaScript libraries by using the addPlugin helper, adding CSS libraries globally, using Lodash templates to conditionally change the output of a registered plugin, adding webpack loaders and plugins to the Nuxt default webpack configuration, and creating tasks with the Nuxt lifecycle event hooks, such as modules:done.

In the coming chapter, we are going to explore Vue forms and adding them to Nuxt apps. You will understand how v-model works in HTML elements such as text, textarea, checkbox...