An ever-evolving, very opinionated architecture and dev environment for new Vue SPA projects using Vue CLI.
This is an ever-evolving, very opinionated architecture and dev environment for new Vue SPA projects using Vue CLI. Questions, feedback, and for now, even bikeshedding are welcome. 😄 If you'd like to increase the time I can spend on this project, as well as other Vue resources, please consider becoming a sponsor on Patreon. :pray:
# 1. Clone the repository. git clone https://github.com/chrisvfritz/vue-enterprise-boilerplate.git my-new-project
2. Enter your newly-cloned folder.
3. Install dependencies. Make sure yarn is installed: https://yarnpkg.com/lang/en/docs/install
4. Replace this README's CI badge with a note about when you started
and a link to a compare URL, so that you can always get an overview
of new features added to the boilerplate since you cloned.
5. Delete the start script, as there can be only one beginning.
6. Read the documentation linked below for "Setup and development".
This project includes a
docsfolder with more details on:
Why would I use this boilerplate instead of generating a new project with Vue CLI directly?
Vue CLI aims for flexibility, making it as simple as possible for any team to set up a new project, no matter how big or small, whether it's an app or a library, or what languages and technologies are being used.
This boilerplate makes more assumptions. It assumes you're building a large app, possibly developed by a large team. It also makes a lot of default choices for you, based on what tends to work well for large, enterprise projects. At the same time, it aims to educate and empower users to configure these defaults to ideally suit their specific app and team.
Why would I use this boilerplate instead of Nuxt?
Nuxt is like a really smart personal assistant, immediately making you more productive by taking care of many concerns for you. This boilerplate is more of a personal coach, aiming to educate and empower users to essentially configure their own framework, ideally suited to their app and team.
If what you're building is very well-defined, with requirements and technical challenges that won't drastically change over time, I'd probably recommend Nuxt instead. For the needs of common applications, it's more than up to the task. If you're a startup trying to prove product-market fit and your primary goal is initial development speed, that's also a point in Nuxt's favor.
Here's when you might prefer building a project off the boilerplate instead:
Finally, it's not an either-or situation. This boilerplate demonstrates many useful patterns for building robust applications that can also be applied to Nuxt apps. That means you could build a project with Nuxt, while still using this boilerplate as a study guide.
Can you build a Nuxt version of this boilerplate?
This isn't exactly what I'm looking for. Where can I find other boilerplates and similar projects?
See the awesome-vue repo for other great projects in the Vue ecosystem.