Vue.js Component Patterns (The Book + Exercises and Solutions)
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Vue.js Component Patterns

About the Book

What you'll learn

The goal of this course is to teach you the fundamentals to make Vue.js components that are simpler, more flexible and most of all fun to build and use!

This course is the fastest way to get up to speed with advanced Vue.js concepts and is guarantueed to jump start your learning.

Who is this course for?

This course is for everyone with a basic understanding of Vue.js who wants to learn more about using components effectively.

Why you should learn more about components

Having build frontends in multiple frameworks, I'm fascinated by how all these frameworks converge on the very same idea of a reusable component.

And it really is a repeating pattern. You have a component which encapsulates state, logic and even styling. With props in and events out, you can use these components to compose complex UIs.

It is therefore well worth to invest more time in learning how to work with components effectively

What you'll learn

The full course is currently 12 chapters long with more content added constantly.

  • Fundamentals of building portable components with Vue.js
  • How to solve every day problems with Component Composition using Vue.js slots and scoped slots
  • Create Headless or Renderless components for maximum flexibility
  • Build Functional components in cases where a template is not flexible enough
  • Dynamic Component Rendering instead of lots of if/else statements
  • How to use Mixins, Extends, High Order Components and why you should favor composition
  • Refactor large and complex components into Smart vs. Dumb Components
  • You learn about the Prop Drilling Problem and some easy ways to fix it
  • How to use the Provide/Inject Pattern to build composite components
  • Async component loading to improve your apps loading time
  • How to build well behaving components
  • Component Antipatterns - what not to do

Exercises with Solutions

Apply what you learn with more than 12 interesting and real-life exercises with solutions.

Some components you will build:

  • Flexible Card Components
  • Twitter Stream
  • Filtered Lists
  • Countdown Timer
  • Data Provider
  • Themeable Components

The Community

Join the discussion in our Community at Show your solutions, give feedback and have fun!

Work in Progress

The Vue.js Component Patterns course is still in production and the price increases as more lessons become available. Get the course today and save a bunch on our Early Access Offer.

About the Author

Frederik Dietz
Frederik Dietz

My name is Frederik Dietz and I'm a passionate software developer, located in beautiful Hamburg, Germany.

I am a company founder and freelancer with a focus on React, Vue.js, Elixir, Phoenix Framework and Ruby on Rails.

I very much enjoy learning and teaching about software development.


The Book + Exercises and Solutions

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Table of Contents

  • Welcome
    • Tooling and Code Examples
    • Structure
    • Images used in this book
  • Introduction to Components with Vue.js
    • Components can be reused
    • Passing data to child components as props
    • Sending messages to parents with events
    • Summary
  • Component Composition with Slots
    • Slots as Content Placeholders
    • Named Slots
    • Summary
  • Component Composition with Scoped Slots
    • List of Items Example
    • Refactor to Reusable List component
    • Extending the rendering of the list item
    • Using Destructuring for scoped slots
    • Summary
  • Headless Components
    • The Toggle Component
    • Reusing the component together with a Switch Component
    • Expand/Collapse Component and Prop Collections
    • Summary
  • Functional components
    • Functional components using the vue-cli and SFC
    • Functional components using Vue.component and render function
    • Functional components using Vue.component and JSX
    • Summary
  • Dynamic component rendering
    • Using the <component is> feature
    • Summary
  • Mixins, extending components and High Order Components
    • Global Mixins
    • Local Mixins
    • Extending components
    • High Order Components
    • Summary
  • Smart vs Dumb Components
    • List of Users as smart and dump components
    • Summary
  • The Prop Drilling Problem
    • Example with nested components
    • Solution using slots
    • Summary
  • Provide/Inject
    • Summary
  • Async Components
    • Summary
  • Compound Components
    • Tabbed Navigation using $children
    • Accordion using Provide/Inject
    • Summary
  • Data Loader Components
    • The axios HTTP client library
    • HTTP Request Component
    • Summary
  • Well behaving Vue components
    • Implement v-model compatibility
    • Use events instead of callbacks
    • Transparent event handling
    • Attribute handling
    • Summary
  • Component Design Best Practices
    • Avoid speculative generality
    • Simple API
    • Do your research first
    • Break up components into smaller pieces
    • Follow the shape of your data
    • Use composition patterns only when needed
    • Accessibility
    • Easy styling
    • Testing
    • Documentation
    • Summary

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