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Building Forms with Vue.js

By : Marina Mosti
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Building Forms with Vue.js

By: Marina Mosti

Overview of this book

Almost every web application and site out there handles user input in one way or another, from registration forms and log-in handling to registration and landing pages. Building Forms with Vue.js follows a step-by-step approach to help you create an efficient user interface (UI) and seamless user experience (UX) by building quick and easy-to-use forms. You’ll get off to a steady start by setting up the demo project. Next, you’ll get to grips with component composition from creating reusable form components through to implementing the custom input components. To further help you develop a convenient user input experience, the book will show you how to enhance custom inputs with v-mask. As you progress, you’ll get up to speed with using Vuelidate and Vuex to effectively integrate your forms. You’ll learn how to create forms that use global state, reactive instant user input validation and input masking, along with ensuring that they are completely schema-driven and connected to your application’s API. Every chapter builds on the concepts learned in the previous chapter, while also allowing you to skip ahead to the topics you’re most interested in. By the end of this book, you will have gained the skills you need to transform even the simplest form into a crafted user and developer experience with Vue.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
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Bringing in Axios

The next step in our form is to actually have the form send the user's data to our servers. For the sake of example, the data is not going to be actually stored anywhere, but we will look at the steps of creating the POST call that most forms will use for transferring the data to an API or server endpoint.

Axios is a fantastic and popular library for sending and receiving data from servers. I personally recommend it as a go-to whenever you need to make any HTTP calls from your Vue apps. You can find the official GitHub page here:

Follow the next set of steps to get Axios ready on your project:

  1. Fire up your Terminal and run the following command:
> npm install axios
  1. We are going to need an API endpoint to make our calls to. Since we don't have any servers at hand—and to keep things really simple—we are...