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Weekly Vue News - #67 - Use Vue Without Build Step

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Michael Hoffmann
Michael Hoffmann
Hi 👋
Update: I’m already available from 28th November 2022 for Vue freelance projects.
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It is official, Nuxt 3 is going stable on Nuxt Nation this week from 16 & 17 November 2022.
I currently have three web apps running on the latest Nuxt 3 release candidate:
This week I will work on new content & fixes for the three projects mentioned above ☺️
Have a great week ☀️

Vue Tip: Use Vue Without Build Step
Vue can be used as a standalone script file - no build step required!
Some typical use cases:
  • You don’t want to add the complexity of a build step as your frontend logic is not very complex
  • You are using a backend framework that is rendering most of the HTML
The official docs describe Vue without a build step as “a more declarative replacement of jQuery”.
To avoid the build step, we can load Vue directly from a CDN via the script tag:
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In our example, we use unpkg as CDN to fetch the npm package. Of course, you can use any other CDN that serves npm packages or download the file and serve it yourself.
The CDN link loads a global build of Vue. This build exposes all top-level APIs on the global Vue object. Let’s take a look at a working example:
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I deployed this index.html to Netlify: Check it out
⚠️ Notes on Production Use
When deploying to production you should make sure to use the production builds (dist files that end in .prod.js):
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Check Which dist file to use? for more details.
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TypeScript Tip: Optional Function Call
There is often a time when you want to call a callback function inside a function. These callback functions are, most of the time, optional. So you’ve to check whether it’s defined or not to avoid <function name> is not callable kind of error.
This is where the optional function call using optional chaining comes to play:
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