Vuex Quick Start Guide

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  • Moving from classical MVC to a Flux-like architecture
  • Implementing predictable centralized state management in your applications using Vuex
  • Using ECMAScript 6 features for developing a real application
  • Using webpack in conjunction with Vue single file components
  • Testing your Vue/Vuex applications using Karma/Jasmine and inject-loader
  • Simple and effective Test Driven Development
  • Extending your application with Vuex plugins

State management preserves the state of controls in a user interface. Vuex is a state management tool for Vue.js that makes the architecture easier to understand, maintain and evolve. This book is the easiest way to get started with Vuex to improve your Vue.js application architecture and overall user experience.

Our book begins by explaining the problem that Vuex solves, and how it helps your applications. You will learn about the Vuex core concepts, including the Vuex store, changing application state, carrying out asynchronous operations and persisting state changes, all with an eye to scalability.

You will learn how to test Vuex elements and Vue components with the Karma and Jasmine testing frameworks. You will see this in the context of a testing first approach, following the fundamentals of Test Driven Development. TDD will help you to identify which components need testing and how to test them. You will build a full Vuex application by creating the application components and services, and persist the state.

Vuex comes with a plugin system that allows programmers to extend Vuex features. You will learn about some of the most powerful plugins, and make use of the built-in logger plugin. You write a custom Google Analytics plugin to send actions to its analytics API, and an Undo/Redo plugin.

  • Uncover the hidden features of Vuex to build applications that are powerful, consistent, and maintainable
  • Enforce a Flux-like application architecture in your Vue application
  • Test your Vuex elements and Vue components using Karma/Jasmine testing framework
Page Count 152
Course Length 4 hours 33 minutes
ISBN 9781788999939
Date Of Publication 10 Apr 2018


Andrea Koutifaris

Andrea Koutifaris has a passion for programming, which he likes to say is in his DNA. At the age of thirteen, he began using his father's laptop to write his own programs. After graduating high school, he enrolled, without a second thought, at the University of Florence, Faculty of Computer Engineering. After being a Java developer for some years, Andrea gradually moved to frontend development, which is still his passion today. Having spent too much time fixing problems with messed up code, he is obsessed with good programming and test-driven development which, in his opinion, is the only way to write production-quality code.