Slot is a Vue library that takes component-based development to a whole new level. It’s a simple library, but it’s very useful for a lot of different purposes. I’ve mainly used it to enforce patterns that aren’t practical to enforce with props, but there are a lot of other ways you can use it.
A slot is a narrow notch, groove or opening, such as the keyway in a piece of machinery, a slit for a coin in a vending machine, etc. A slot can also refer to a position in a group, series or sequence.
There are thousands of slots at casinos and online, with new ones being dreamed up all the time. Many feature elaborate themes and tie-ins with popular music, TV and movie franchises. But while they may look complicated, all slots operate on the same basic principle – a random number generator (RNG) decides the outcome of each spin.
Unlike boundary receivers, who are best at stretching the defense horizontally by using their speed, Slot receivers focus on running shorter routes such as slants and quick outs. The name “Slot” comes from where the player typically lines up on the field pre-snap, positioning himself in between the last man on the line of scrimmage and the outside receiver. Because of their alignment and pre-snap motion, Slot receivers often find themselves blocking (or at least chipping) nickelbacks, outside linebackers, safeties and sometimes even defensive ends. They can also act as ball carriers on some running plays like pitch plays and reverses.