Is there a way you can use Vue as "modular" frontend? I always see SPA frontends as monolithic app that consume a DjangoRestFramework API which could be built by several Django apps on the backend.
What I'd like to build is a Django app that "brings in" it's own Vue.js frontend "plugin" which is then part of the whole frontend.
Never saw this - Any ideas? I already tried, but without success so far.
Hmmm... Seems like you could create a Django app as a plugin that provided basic view Classes that rendered given data in a Vue-ish way (e.g. generic detail view, list view, edit view, etc.). Then, in your app's views, you could just use your VueListView -- or ListVue, if you will -- instead of Django's built-in ListView class? Something like that? I'm not sure. I'd have to dig into it.
I thought about another way, without (or with only little help from) Django's templating system. I think that the way "compiling" Vue's parts must be to collect all frontend data that is spread over all Django apps ("plugins") in a "collectstatic" hook or the like, and then It is sent to the client as one.
"Compiling" doesn't have to be on each page call - it's, as I mentioned, like a "collectstatic" command. I imagine something like './manage.py collectvue' which does a distributed browserify (possible?) or webpack collecting, compiling the whole Vue frontend from different Django apps together into the /static folder. Then Django can start as normal and deliver that folder to the client, where Vue (on client side) does the rendering. So it would be kind of a SPA, but put together from it's pieces on the server.
That's a big dream of mine, and I (as always) don't know why the heck nobody at all hasn't done this before.
The only thing I could think of is that it is maybe a BadIdea™️ ;-)
eh, yes, but separated into "django-app-bundled" chunks. Who is serving it then, I wouldn't care.
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