Learn Vue by Building and Deploying a CRUD App

  • Updated June 28th, 2021
  • v2.0.0
Patrick Kennedy Patrick Kennedy

Learn Vue by building and testing a full-featured web application!


This course teaches the fundamentals of Vue 3 by building an actual web application for managing a list of users stored in a database. Each chapter builds upon itself to achieve that goal of developing a web app.

What will you learn?

Select a Part

In Part I, you'll learn how to build a simple web application using Vue 3. Within this web application, you'll learn the fundamentals of Vue, how to use methods and computed properties within a Vue project, and a number of Vue directives.

Learning Objectives

  1. Create a website using Vue to enhance the functionality of the web application
  2. Utilize the key Vue directives (v-for, v-on, v-show, v-if, v-else, v-bind) to add logic to your web application
  3. Understand how to use methods and computed properties
  4. Create dynamic styling of a web application using style binding

In Part 2, you'll learn about components in Vue, which are the building blocks for all Vue applications. Additionally, you'll learn about the Vue CLI and the Vue UI, which help to create, structure, and manage Vue applications. In order to test the components that are developed, you'll learn how to develop unit tests for the Vue components and how to use the Vue UI for running these tests.

Learning Objectives

  1. Create a new Vue 3 project using the Vue CLI and Vue UI
  2. Develop a Vue 3 application using the tooling provided by the Vue UI
  3. Explain how components are the building blocks for Vue applications
  4. Implement unit tests for your Vue components
  5. Pass data between components using props and custom events

In Part 3, you'll focus on interfacing with an external API via the GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE HTTP methods. In addition, you'll learn about the Vue lifecycle and how we can take advantage of Vue's lifecycle hooks to initialize our components properly. In order to unit test the HTTP methods making calls to an external API, we'll learn about mocking the calls to an external library to facilitate developing unit tests.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the lifecycle of the Vue instance (and components)
  2. Utilize the axios library to interface with an external API (HTTP GET, POST, DELETE, and PUT calls)
  3. Implement a mock of the axios library to unit test using an external API

In Part 4, you'll learn about two libraries that are frequently used in Vue projects:

  1. Vuex - state management library
  2. Vue Router - router library

The course culminates with deploying the Vue web application to the web using Netlify.

Learning Objectives

  1. Migrate data to a Vuex Store
  2. Implement a Single-Page Application (SPA) using Vue Router
  3. Deploy a Vue web application to the web using Netlify

What do you need to know?

This course is intended for people with some experience with HTML/CSS and JavaScript. No prior experience with other JavaScript frameworks (React, Angular, etc.) is necessary.

Meet the Author

Patrick Kennedy

Patrick Kennedy

Patrick is a software engineer from the San Francisco Bay Area with experience in C++, Python, and JavaScript. His favorite areas of teaching are Vue and Flask. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and cooking.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What tools and technologies are used in this course?

This course is focused on teaching the fundamentals of Vue by building and testing a web application using Test-Driven Development (TDD).

This course uses Vue 3 (with the Composition API) plus the following Vue tooling:

TDD begins in Part 3.

In Part 1 of this course, we'll be building a simple web application in an HTML file; all of the JavaScript (Vue) code will be in this single file.

In Part 2 and 3, we'll learn about the Vue CLI (Command Line Interface) and the Vue UI (User Interface). As we start to build a more complex Vue application using multiple components, we'll see the power of being able to easily create and develop a Vue application using the Vue CLI/UI.

In Part 4, we'll learn about two libraries (Vuex and Vue Router) that are frequently used in larger Vue projects.

As the culmination of this course, we'll deploy the Vue web application to the web using Netlify.

What will you build?

An example of the web application that will be created in this course can be found at:

Vue CRUD Application Deployed via Netlify

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How long does it take to complete the course?

It's dependent on your current skill level. On average, it takes approximately 12 hours to complete.