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Vue.js 3 By Example

By : John Au-Yeung
Book Image

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 the frontend to let users chat

Now that we have the backend code all finished and running, we can work on the frontend. The frontend is not very different from what we had in the earlier chapters. We use the Vue CLI to create our project in the frontend folder of the vue-example-ch8-chat-app folder and then we can start writing our code.

In the vue-example-ch8-chat-app/frontend folder, we run vue create, then we choose select version, then we select the Vue 3 option with Vue Router option enabled. Once the Vue CLI wizard finishes running, we can start building our frontend.

Installing the Vue dependencies

In addition to the Vue dependencies, we also need to install the Axios HTTP client, the Socket.IO client, and the Laravel Echo client package to make HTTP requests and listen to events emitted from the server side via the Laravel Echo Server respectively. To install those, we run the following command:

npm install axios laravel-echo