Vue.js Developers Issue #15 - SPA Backends: Laravel vs. Node.js, Interview With Vue.js Creator Evan You, Testing Vue.js and more

If you look at the last few releases of Laravel (i.e. adding Vue as the default JS framework and addi
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Vue.js Developers Issue #15 - SPA Backends: Laravel vs. Node.js, Interview With Vue.js Creator Evan You, Testing Vue.js and more
By Anthony Gore • Issue #15
If you look at the last few releases of Laravel (i.e. adding Vue as the default JS framework and adding Laravel Mix, a Webpack API), it’s clear that Taylor Otwell and co intended for Laravel to stay relevant in the world of single page apps.
This week I have an article about how Laravel stacks up against Node.js as a backend for SPAs. Are Laravel users being left in the dust by full-stack JavaScript?
In other news, we have two interesting articles on testing Vue.js. Dryden Williams gives us the lowdown on unit-testing, and Chris Hager demos how to test Vue.js plugins and extensions by creating Vue.js instances.
There’s also an interesting interview with Evan You, the creator of Vue.js. Read up on his humble beginnings here, along with other great articles this week. 

Our Latest Vue.js Article
Single Page App Backends: Where Laravel Beats Node.js
Node.js has a lot of advantages as a backend for SPAs. It allows you to have a single language in your project and gives you features like server-side rendering. Are Laravel users being left in the dust by full-stack JavaScript?
6 Essential Vue.js Links From This Week
An Interview With Vue.js Creator Evan You
Many people are surprised to learn that Vue.js has mostly been the product of one developer, Evan You. Vivian Cromwell interviews You, tracing his unassuming journey from working on Google and Meteor to the surprising success of Vue.js.
Using Filters in Vue.js
Filters are an interesting way to deal with data rendering in Vue, but they’re only useful in select cases. The first thing to understand about filters is that they don’t transform the data - only the output that the user sees. 
How to Test Vue.js Plugins and Extensions
Chris Hager has written an interesting tutorial on testing Vue.js Plugins. He shows us how to do it by creating Vue instances, changing state and validating transformation and expected errors.
Unit Testing in Vue.js Examples
Dryden Williams shares his new, still-tentative approach to unit testing Vue.js. In this article, he demonstrates how to achieve those elusive green ticks!
hilongjw/vue-recyclerview: Mastering Large Lists With the vue-recyclerview
A great project for rendering large lists with Vue. Features include DOM recycling, multiple columns and waterflow.
Image Upload and Moderation With Vue.js and Node.js
Does your Vue.js app contain uploaded images? Here’s a detailed demonstration on how to receive and moderate user-submitted images in an application based on Vue.js.
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