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VueJS Updates - October 2021

🌱  Introduction

What’s new in Vue?

What new frameworks are available for software developers building futuristic products?

How is Vue catching up to changes in the technological ecosystem, and improving on processes, systems, and experience?

If you are curious to know what’s new in the Vue ecosystem, read on to discover new updates, developments and high-level plans discussed in this edition of Vue Contributor Days, hosted by Tracy Lee, Evan You, and Simone Cuomo. If you would rather watch the full event, you can find it here.

First off, let’s have a quick glance at the cool panellists featured in this edition.

The Panelists Highlight:

Now let’s dive in!

🌱  Vue 3.2

  1. 3.2 Released in August
  • (Script setup) is out of experimental
  • (style) v-bind
  • Define custom element ()
  • Reactivity performance ++
  • Effect scope API
  • ESM build + improved streaming API for @vue/server - renderer
  • V-memo for advanced performance optimization
  1. NEW RFCs
  • Ref Transform Vuejs/rfcs/discussions/369 Ref Transform

  • Props Destructure Transform Vuejs/rcfs/discussions/394 Vuejs/vue-next/pu11/4690 Props destructure transform

  1. New documentation (WIP)
  • Staging Deployment is available at
  • Dark mode is now available
  • More User focus
  • A new introduction: Vue as a framework
  • Better Learning path
  • Single-file component and different API preferences
  1. New Default Recommendations
  • Vue-cli => create-vue (vite based)
  • Vetur => Velar
  • State Management: consolidate Vuex-next, Pina, core
  1. SSR Focused
  • Async Component Hydration Strategies
  • Other Hydration / Payload Improvements
  • Suspense Finalization## 👩‍💻 

🌱  Comunity updates

👩‍💻  IONIC VUE(Liam DeBeasi - Lead Developer, Ionic Framework)

  • Updates to Ionic/Vue V6
  • New Components, example: Accordions, Breadcrumbs, etc
  • Updated to new IOS designs
  • Added support for Vite
  • updates to CapacitorJS
  • Updates to StencilJS

👩‍💻  Vue i18n (Kazuya Kawaguchi - Software Engineer, PLAID, Inc & Author of Vue i18n)

  • Current stable version is 9.1.9
  • It supports Vue 3
  • Typescript support

👩‍💻  Astro (Fred Schott - Creator of Astro)

Checkout It supports Vue.

👩‍💻  QUASAR (Luke Diebold - Lead developer, Agripath & Quasar Core Team)

  • Vue 3 Support
  • Volar Support
  • Vite Support in progress
  • Core App Extensions Migration are nearly complete, A Popular example is Qcalendar.
  • Static Site Generator(SSG) Freddy38510/quasar-app-extension-ssg
  • Cypress component testing integration, still in Alpha.
  • Visit to learn about version 2. Everything is free.
  • (Podcast) Coming soon.
  • 72+ component series in Quasar Components(

👩‍💻  VUE Storefront (Filip Rakowski - Co-founder/CTO, Vue StoreFront)

  • Building high-quality tools to help developers build an amazing e-commerce storefront.
  • Vue Storefront Middleware and UI.
  • Vue Storefront Platform to host and analyze on the storefront.

👩‍💻  Nuxt (Daniel Roe - Framework Architect, Nuxt)

  • Nuxt 3 Public beta
  • Nuxt Cli
  • Nuxt ecosystem is now ESM

👩‍💻  VUETIFY (John Leider - Author & Founder, Vuetify)

  • Updates to the Form component.
  • New validation system, selection controls, checkboxes, different filtering methods on different types of data.
  • Update to Autocomplete component.
  • New component for Nested functionality.
  • Vite plugin.
  • SAAS Interfacing: updated from import to modules so it’s more intuitive for modification of the frameworks or utility classes.
  • It supports the different compile methods for overriding variables.
  • It works with Vue CLI.
  • A new vite SSR documentation.

👩‍💻  CHAKRA U.I (Jonathan Bakebwa - Creator of Chakra UI & UI Engineer

CHAKRA U.I/ VUE NEXT VI Alpha release is out and in use for production and mostly relies on the theme API

  • Base style overrides and custom variants.
  • Partial back-port to @^0.10.2
  • Mode utility.
  • V2 early development with UI machines.
  • State machines to write Vue composition API hooks.
  • CHAKRA U.I Extract for Zero- runtime styling API.

👩‍💻  Nuxt (Anthony Fu - Core team member, Vue & Vite)

  • Vue 3 Syntax in Vue 2.

🧠  Have Any Questions

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In-App DevTools The first thing that caught my attention is that breaking away from traditional browser extensions, Nuxt DevTools v1.0 is seamlessly integrated within your Nuxt app. This ensures universal compatibility across browsers and devices, offering a more stable and consistent development experience. This setup also means the tools are readily available in the app, making your work more efficient. It's a smart move from the usual browser extensions, making it a notable highlight. To use it you just need to press Shift + Option + D` (macOS) or `Shift + Alt + D` (Windows): With simple keystrokes, the Nuxt DevTools v1.0 springs to life directly within your app, ready for action. This integration eliminates the need to toggle between windows or panels, keeping your workflow streamlined and focused. The tools are not only easily accessible but also intelligently designed to enhance your productivity. Pages, Components, and Componsables View The Pages, Components, and Composables View in Nuxt DevTools v1.0 are a clear roadmap for your app. They help you understand how your app is built by simply showing its structure. It's like having a map that makes sense of your app's layout, making the complex parts of your code easier to understand. This is really helpful for new developers learning about the app and experienced developers working on big projects. Pages View lists all your app's pages, making it easier to move around and see how your site is structured. What's impressive is the live update capability. As you explore the DevTools, you can see the changes happening in real-time, giving you instant feedback on your app's behavior. Components View is like a detailed map of all the parts (components) your app uses, showing you how they connect and depend on each other. This helps you keep everything organized, especially in big projects. You can inspect components, change layouts, see their references, and filter them. By showcasing all the auto-imported composables, Nuxt DevTools provides a clear overview of the composables in use, including their source files. This feature brings much-needed clarity to managing composables within large projects. You can also see short descriptions and documentation links in some of them. Together, these features give you a clear picture of your app's layout and workings, simplifying navigation and management. Modules and Static Assets Management This aspect of the DevTools revolutionizes module management. It displays all registered modules, documentation, and repository links, making it easy to discover and install new modules from the community! This makes managing and expanding your app's capabilities more straightforward than ever. On the other hand, handling static assets like images and videos becomes a breeze. The tool allows you to preview and integrate these assets effortlessly within the DevTools environment. These features significantly enhance the ease and efficiency of managing your app's dynamic and static elements. The Runtime Config and Payload Editor The Runtime Config and Payload Editor in Nuxt DevTools make working with your app's settings and data straightforward. The Runtime Config lets you play with different configuration settings in real time, like adjusting settings on the fly and seeing the effects immediately. This is great for fine-tuning your app without guesswork. The Payload Editor is all about managing the data your app handles, especially data passed from server to client. It's like having a direct view and control over the data your app uses and displays. This tool is handy for seeing how changes in data impact your app, making it easier to understand and debug data-related issues. Open Graph Preview The Open Graph Preview in Nuxt DevTools is a feature I find incredibly handy and a real time-saver. It lets you see how your app will appear when shared on social media platforms. This tool is crucial for SEO and social media presence, as it previews the Open Graph tags (like images and descriptions) used when your app is shared. No more deploying first to check if everything looks right – you can now tweak and get instant feedback within the DevTools. This feature not only streamlines the process of optimizing for social media but also ensures your app makes the best possible first impression online. Timeline The Timeline feature in Nuxt DevTools is another standout tool. It lets you track when and how each part of your app (like composables) is called. This is different from typical performance tools because it focuses on the high-level aspects of your app, like navigation events and composable calls, giving you a more practical view of your app's operation. It's particularly useful for understanding the sequence and impact of events and actions in your app, making it easier to spot issues and optimize performance. This timeline view brings a new level of clarity to monitoring your app's behavior in real-time. Production Build Analyzer The Production Build Analyzer feature in Nuxt DevTools v1.0 is like a health check for your app. It looks at your app's final build and shows you how to make it better and faster. Think of it as a doctor for your app, pointing out areas that need improvement and helping you optimize performance. API Playground The API Playground in Nuxt DevTools v1.0 is like a sandbox where you can play and experiment with your app's APIs. It's a space where you can easily test and try out different things without affecting your main app. This makes it a great tool for trying out new ideas or checking how changes might work. Some other cool features Another amazing aspect of Nuxt DevTools is the embedded full-featured VS Code. It's like having your favorite code editor inside the DevTools, with all its powerful features and extensions. It's incredibly convenient for making quick edits or tweaks to your code. Then there's the Component Inspector. Think of it as your code's detective tool. It lets you easily pinpoint and understand which parts of your code are behind specific elements on your page. This makes identifying and editing components a breeze. And remember customization! Nuxt DevTools lets you tweak its UI to suit your style. This means you can set up the tools just how you like them, making your development environment more comfortable and tailored to your preferences. Conclusion In summary, Nuxt DevTools v1.0 marks a revolutionary step in web development, offering a comprehensive suite of features that elevate the entire development process. Features like live updates, easy navigation, and a user-friendly interface enrich the development experience. Each tool within Nuxt DevTools v1.0 is thoughtfully designed to simplify and enhance how developers build and manage their applications. In essence, Nuxt DevTools v1.0 is more than just a toolkit; it's a transformative companion for developers seeking to build high-quality web applications more efficiently and effectively. It represents the future of web development tools, setting new standards in developer experience and productivity....