Installation and Setup
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.
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:
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.
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.
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
Running Your Vue.js Application
Navigate to your project directory and run the development server:
npm run serve
Open your browser and visit
http://localhost:8080 to see your Vue.js application in action.