Consuming data from remote API servers via API calls, HTTP requests or Ajax requests is something that you often need to deal with, when you are building modern Rest API-based web applications which can be connected to front-ends built using libraries such as Vue.js.
Step 3 – Create Component
Vue.js doesn’t ship with a way to do HTTP out of the box so we’re going to see how to send HTTP requests within a Vue.js web application, using many techniques and libraries such the popular axios http client, the retired vue-resource plugin or the browser's built-in fetch API.
If you have previously done any serious work with jQuery, you probably have used the $.ajax() method (that wraps the XMLHttpRequest object which's a little bit complex to use) to do Ajax requests.
Making API calls to some server from your Vue.js application is dead easy. In fact you have a plethora of options. In this tutorial we'll see some of the most used ways among the Vue.js community with some examples.
Step 1 – Create New VUE JS App
Frameworks such as Angular 2+ has built-in support for HTTP through the HTTP module, Angular 4+ has an even better implementation of the HTTP client.
Before version 2.0, Vue.js has vue-resource a built-in plugin for making HTTP calls (Get, Post, Put and Delete), in Vue 2.0 it's retired but the module is still developed and used by the community, it's just not built into Vue anymore.
Step 2 – Install Library For Ajax
First of all, let's create a new Vue.js project. You can use different ways to create a Vue.js project depending on your preferences and needs:. use a CDN to include Vue.js with a