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Dynamic Vue.js CRUD Applications

Often it seems like we build the same applications again and again. And at least sometimes it feels like that because indeed we do. Again and again, we build the same CRUD applications with their generic list views, edit forms, and previews. Throughout this article, we examine how to create a generic and reusable structure for a traditional CRUD application. Our primary goal is to keep our codebase DRY...

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Decouple Vue.js components from the Vuex Store

One of the main concerns I have when building Vuex-based applications is the tight coupling of components with the Vuex store that seems inevitable when using Vuex. Ideally, I want to be able to switch the data layer of my application at any time without having to touch all my components that rely on data from an external resource...

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Dependency Injection in Vue.js with Functional Component Factories

If you are a regular reader of my blog (thanks to all of you), you may have noticed that many of my articles are about decoupling components from their dependencies. Over the past few months I have written a few articles on this subject. But today I share with you an additional way to inject dependencies into Vue.js components that I find very interesting: dependerncy injection via functional components and component props...

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Generic Content Vuex Modules

Today we look at how we can design a system for quickly creating generic Vuex modules for typical CRUD content types. Often when creating applications rather sooner than later we catch ourselves repeating the same boilerplate code over and over again because most of our content types are very similar at their core...

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Make your Vuex State Flat: State Normalization with Vuex

Listening to one of Full Stack Radio's latest episodes, I was very impressed by the expertise of Matt Biilmann, CEO of Netlify. Adam Wathan and Matt talked a lot about how global state is handled in the Netlify web application. Although the Netlify app is built with React and Redux when he spoke of his philosophy for structuring the global state of the app, it motivated me to think a little more about this topic in the context of Vue.js and Vuex...

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Controlling the LEGO Mindstorms NXT with Node.js Part 1: It's Alive

For several years now, my LEGO Mindstorms NXT has been living a life as a decorative item on my desk. Since I wasn't in the mood to do real work today, I was wondering if it wouldn't be possible to use JavaScript to control it. After searching the web I found out that it is actually possible to do this. So let's have some fun...

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Vue.js Powered Data Model and Query Builder

I love the concept of reactive computed properties in Vue.js. So much so that I miss them in situations where I don't have them available. In this article, we will explore how to create reactive data models with all the features of regular Vue.js components such as computed properties...

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Separation of Concerns Re-Revisited

The more I read about React Hooks and the RFC for the Vue.js Composition API, the more I think about the early days of modern frontend frameworks like React and Vue.js...

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Vue.js Single File Component Factory

In my opinion, the best way to inject dependencies is via factory functions that take the dependencies as parameters. Unfortunately, it is not possible to export factory functions from Vue.js Single File Components. According to the specification, the default export should be a Vue.js component options object...

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