Nuxt.js is a free and open source web application framework based on Vue.js, Node.js, Babel.js & Webpack. The framework is recognized as a meta-framework for universal applications. It simplifies the development of universal or single page Vue apps.

Let’s have a look onwhy you might consider nuxt for your next vue project .

Start Production-ready Vue App Much Easier

Nuxt js is preconfigured with Vuex, Vue Router and Vue Meta those Vue won’t give you out of the box.

Universal Application

Though SPA application has many advantages, it is not SEO friendly.A universal app is about having a SPA, but instead of having a blank index.html page, it preloads the application on a web server and sends rendered HTML as the response to browser request.

One has to do so many configurations on both client and server side to support universal application.You can easily configured your Vue application to support universal application out of the box using Nuxt js.

Performance

Nuxt js will optimize your application out of the box.It builds well performed applications by utilizing Vue.js and Node.js best practices.

In Nuxt js , pre-rendered HTML causes your page to load faster in the browser. Moreover, it gives us  automatic code-splitting so that only necessary JavaScript are loaded to make the route function.

Great Project Structure by Default

The default Nuxt.js application structure is a very good start to organize your Vue project and code which is very important for large applications.

Vue’s default build gives us an assets and components directory. On the other hand, Nuxt.js sets up with additional folders based on best practices, such as:

📂 Pages directory for your Application views and routes.

📂 Layouts directory for your layout templates.

📂 Store directory for your Vuex store files.

Statically Generated

Nuxt.js supports generating a static website based on your Vue application. Nuxt will pre-render all pages and include the necessary HTML and one can easily deploy.

So you can say, Nuxt.js allows to spend less time on configuration, and more time solving problems and building awesome Vue apps.