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Vuex makes it easier to manage and update the Vue.js state. Learn how to use Vuex for state management in applications to take your web development skills to the next level with edX.

What is Vuex?

Vuex is a state management library for Vue.js applications. It plays the role of a centralized store for managing the state of a Vue.js application. State management maintains knowledge of an application’s data flows and user inputs, such as text field inputs or button clicks.

Vuex follows the Flux pattern, where the state is kept in a single store, and any changes to the state are made through mutations.Footnote 1

In a typical Vue.js application, components communicate through props and events. As the application grows, managing the state across components becomes more challenging. Vuex simplifies this process by providing a centralized store that all components in the application can access.

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Vuex tutorial curriculum

If you are curious about how to learn Vuex, consider online courses. A beginner course might help you learn introductory concepts, such as:

  • The benefits of using Vuex

  • The difference between various state management libraries, such as Pinia versus Vuex

  • An overview of Vuex architecture

  • Ways to install Vuex

  • The advantages of using a single state tree

An intermediate Vuex course will begin to cover more advanced topics. This could include various helper functions and operators, such as Vuex mapState and object spread. Learners could also begin working with Vuex getters to retrieve data, as well as learning the difference between accessing getters via property style or method style. Additional topics covered at this level could include Vuex mutations and Vuex actions.

For experienced learners, an advanced Vuex course can cover:

  • Structuring a Vuex store for larger applications

  • Managing the store with an API

  • Committing mutations inside plugins and taking state snapshots

  • Using a built-in logger plugin

  • Enabling strict mode to catch state mutations outside of mutations

Learning how to use Vuex can supplement your knowledge of web and application development. edX offers a variety of educational opportunities for learners interested in studying these topics, as well as a host of other disciplines. A boot camp can provide flexible, hands-on learning for those who want to upskill quickly, while executive education courses are designed for busy professionals. You can also pursue a more comprehensive curriculum in a bachelor’s degree program or, for more advanced learners, a master’s degree program. Find the right learning path for you.

Explore Vuex jobs

Various job roles in the web development industry may benefit from knowledge and experience in Vue.js and its ecosystem, including Vuex. Some roles include:

  • UI/UX developer: Designs and develops user interfaces and user experiences for web applications.Footnote 2 Knowing Vue.js and Vuex can help these professionals build responsive and interactive interfaces.

  • Front-end developer: Builds and maintains the user interface of web applications.Footnote 3 With the knowledge of Vue.js and Vuex, these professionals can create highly reactive user interfaces.

  • QA engineer: Tests and ensures the quality of web applications. These professionals might use Vue.js and Vuex to understand the behavior of the front-end application and write effective test cases.Footnote 4

  • Web developer: Develops and maintains web applications. Knowing Vue.js and Vuex can help these professionals create highly interactive and efficient user interfaces.Footnote 5

Each of the roles above will have different education and skill requirements. For example, you may be able to build relevant skills in a coding boot camp. However, some employers may seek candidates with a degree in computer science or similar, depending on the role. Before deciding on a specific learning path, research the positions you hope to pursue and align your coursework with your career goals.

How to use Vuex in your career

Expertise in Vuex can be useful for a variety of careers in the web development industry. Some ways you can use your knowledge of Vuex in your job include:

  • State management: Vuex provides a centralized state management solution for Vue.js applications. As a Vue.js developer or front-end developer, you can use Vuex to manage the state of your application and make it more predictable and scalable.

  • Reactive user interfaces: Vuex provides a reactive data flow mechanism that allows you to create highly responsive user interfaces. As a UI/UX developer, you can use Vuex to build interactive and dynamic user interfaces that respond to user actions in real time.

  • Testing: Vuex provides a simple and effective way to test the state management of Vue.js applications. As a QA engineer, you can use Vuex to write compelling test cases for your web applications and ensure the quality of the front-end system.

  • Scalability: Vuex provides a scalable and robust solution for state management in Vue.js applications. As a cloud front-end engineer, you can use Vuex to build front-end systems that can handle many users and scale your application's growth.

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