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Installation and Setup

Vue.js, often referred to as Vue, is a progressive JavaScript framework used for building user interfaces. Known for its simplicity and flexibility, Vue has gained widespread popularity among developers. In this guide, we’ll delve into the essential aspects of Vue.js, focusing on the installation and setup process.

Why Choose Vue.js?

Before we dive into the technicalities, let’s explore why Vue.js has become a go-to choice for many developers. Its lightweight nature, ease of integration, and well-designed architecture make it an ideal framework for both beginners and experienced developers.

Installing Vue.js

Now, let’s get hands-on with Vue.js by installing it on your system. Follow these simple steps to kickstart your Vue.js journey:

Step 1: Set Up a New Project

Begin by creating a new project folder. Open your terminal and navigate to the desired directory:

mkdir my-vue-project
cd my-vue-project
Step 2: Install Vue CLI

Vue.js offers a command-line interface (CLI) that simplifies project setup. Install it globally using npm (Node Package Manager):

npm install -g @vue/cli
Step 3: Create a Vue Project

Initiate a new Vue project using the following command:

vue create my-vue-app

Follow the on-screen prompts to customize your project setup.

Understanding the Project Structure

Now that your Vue project is set up, let’s explore its structure to understand how Vue organizes files and directories.

The src Directory

This directory contains the main source code for your Vue.js application. Key files include:

  • App.Vue: The root component of your application.
  • main.js: Entry point for your Vue application.
Vue Components

Components are a fundamental concept in Vue.js. They encapsulate a piece of code with its own logic and styling. You can find components in the src/components directory.

Running Your Vue.js Application

Navigate to your project directory and run the development server:

cd my-vue-app
npm run serve

Open your browser and visit http://localhost:8080 to see your Vue.js application in action.