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A Cross-browser storage for Vue.js and Nuxt.js

A Cross-browser storage for Vue.js and Nuxt.js

Vue.js Warehouse

A Cross-browser storage for Vue.js and Nuxt.js, with plugins support and easy extensibility based on Store.js.

This plugin will pick the best available browser storage, and automatically falls back to the first available storage that works.

Features

  • Backed by the great library Store.js
  • Support for multiple Storages (localStorage, cookies, etc.)
  • Basic key/value storage functionality (get/set/remove/each)
  • Easy integration with Vue.js
  • Support for Nuxt.js
  • Get notified with Vuex when the stored values change

Why use this plugin

Some reasons why you could consider to use this plugin:

  • Use a fallback Browser storage method in case the user's browser has limitations. Safari in Private mode can deny writing data in localStorage.
  • Easy extensibility with Plugins. Support for expiring stored values at a given time, declare default values, etc.
  • A consistent API across browsers for a key/value storage functionality.
  • Easy definition of alternative Storage methods. For example: you could reuse a Vue Component, that relies on a storage method, in the user's browser (using localStorage) or a mobile app (using NativeScript application-settings module) just by changing the storage method without modifying the internal logic of the component.
  • Synchronization of stored values changes with Vuex.

Installation

This module is distributed via [npm][npm-homepage] which is bundled with [node][node-homepage] and should be installed as one of your project's dependencies:

npm install --save store vue-warehouse

or

yarn add store vue-warehouse

Example of use

Suppose you want to use localStorage by default and cookies as an alternative in case your user's browser doesn't allow any interaction with localStorage (Safari Private mode). Besides, you want to define defaults values and an expiration date for all the data that is going to be saved.

Configuration for Vue.js

import Vue from 'vue'
import VueWarehouse from 'vue-warehouse'
import VueWarehouseSync from 'vue-warehouse/sync'

import VuexStore from './vuex/store' // vuex store instance
import VueWarehouseStore from 'store' // vue-warehouse store instance

VueWarehouseSync(VuexStore, VueWarehouseStore)

Vue.use(VueWarehouse, {
  store: VueWarehouseStore,
  plugins: [
    require('store/plugins/expire'),   // Expire stored values at a given time
    require('store/plugins/defaults')  // Declare default values
  ],
  storages: [
    require('store/storages/localStorage'),  // localStorage support
    require('store/storages/cookieStorage')  // cookies support
  ]
})

Configuration for Nuxt.js

{
  modules: [
    ['vue-warehouse/nuxt',
      {
        vuex: true,
        plugins: [
          'store/plugins/expire',
          'store/plugins/defaults'
        ],
        storages: [
          'store/storages/localStorage',
          'store/storages/cookieStorage'
        ]
      }
    ],
  ]
}

API Usage

// Define defaults values
this.$warehouse.defaults({ user: { name: 'John Doe' } })

// Change current user with an expiration date of 2 hours starting from now
const expiration = new Date().getTime() + (3600 * 2000)
this.$warehouse.set('user', { name:'Marie Doe' }, expiration)

// Get current user value
this.$warehouse.get('user')

// Get current user expiration
this.$warehouse.getExpiration('user')

// Remove current user
this.$warehouse.remove('user') // return the default value -> { name: 'John Doe' }

// Clear all keys
this.$warehouse.clearAll()

// Loop over all stored values
this.$warehouse.each(function(value, key) {
	console.log(key, '==', value)
})

Vuex State

The last change made to the browser store (localStorage, cookie, etc.) are synced with the Vuex state:

// Store current user
this.$warehouse.set('user', { name: 'John Doe' })

// Update the user
this.$warehouse.set('user', { name: 'Marie Doe' })

// get state values
store.state.warehouse.action    // action performed -> set
store.state.warehouse.key       // key affected     -> user
store.state.warehouse.value     // stored value     -> { name: 'Marie Doe' }
store.state.warehouse.oldValue  // last value       -> { name: 'John Doe' }

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