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Vue.js 3 By Example

By : John Au-Yeung
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Vue.js 3 By Example

By: John Au-Yeung

Overview of this book

With its huge ecosystem and wide adoption, Vue is one of the leading frameworks thanks to its ease of use when developing applications. However, it can get challenging for aspiring Vue.js developers to make sense of the ecosystem and build meaningful applications. This book will help you understand how you can leverage Vue effectively to develop impressive apps quickly using its latest version – Vue 3.0. The book takes an example-based approach to help you get to grips with the basics of Vue 3 and create a simple application by exploring features such as components and directives. You'll then enhance your app building skills by learning how to test the app with Jest and Vue Test Utils. As you advance, you'll understand how to write non-web apps with Vue 3, create cross-platform desktop apps with the Electron plugin, and build a multi-purpose mobile app with Vue and Ionic. You'll also be able to develop web apps with Vue 3 that interact well with GraphQL APIs. Finally, you'll build a chat app that performs real-time communication using Vue 3 and Laravel. By the end of this Vue.js book, you'll have developed the skills you need to build real-world apps using Vue 3 by working through a range of projects.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Creating a GraphQL API with Express

To start the shopping cart system project, we first create a GraphQL API with Express. We start with the backend since we need it for both frontends. To get started, we have to add a few libraries that are needed to manipulate the SQLite database and add authentication to our app. Also, we need the library to enable Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) in our app.

CORS is a way to let us make requests from the browser to an endpoint hosted in a different domain from where the frontend is hosted.

To make our Express app accept GraphQL requests, we use the graphql and express-graphql libraries. To install both, we run the following command:

npm i cors jsonwebtoken sqlite3 express-graphql graphql

After installing the packages, we are ready to work on the code.

Working with resolver functions

First, we work on the resolver functions. To add them, we first add a resolvers folder into the backend folder. Then, we can work on the resolver...