When building a Vue app you’re likely to be faced with a myriad of options in the way of HTTP request types. Some of these include a native Fetch API and command-line tools. Others require you to use an external service or app to get the job done. This article shows how to choose the best option for your Vue app.
Axios comes with a few unique features that make it stand out from the crowd. Most notably, it can incorporate additional authentication information when constructing a request. Another cool thing is that it supports a variety of APIs, ranging from WordPress to Instagram to GitHub.
Despite the fact that it is not entirely new, it is still a top choice for many developers. Axios can be used in frontend and backend applications alike. Even if you only use it in the frontend, you can take advantage of its capabilities when it comes to detecting erroneous requests and preventing a denial of service. Using it on the backend will give you an extra layer of control over your data.
While the Axios library may not be for everyone, there are a number of other ways to send your Vue app to the moon and back. One option is to use a third-party service like sslftp to encrypt your files before they leave your local machine. If you’re using an external service, be sure to check out the documentation for the service to ensure you’re not using an errant url. Also, do not store your access token in your local storage. That could mean the difference between getting the data you want and losing it all in a heartbeat.
Finally, while the Axios Library is certainly a worthy winner, don’t forget to keep your wits about you. There are many ways to make your Vue app go haywire, and one small oversight can be the tipping point between success and failure.