Swift as a programming language is now available on Linux and that means we as developers can use it on servers in data centers and in cloud.
For Developers interested in creating applications that span both Client and Server-side, We at IBM created an app called “IBM Cloud Tools for Swift” in short ICT.
ICT is a Mac App that allows us to group our Client and Server-side components written in Swift ; Deploy the server-side code to Bluemix, IBM’s cloud platform ;then monitor and manage your Projects from within the application.
We offer three options for creating Projects. If you are interested in learning more about how to develop Swift on the Server, we suggest you start with the BluePic sample app option. If you already have an understanding of Swift on the Server, you can create a Kitura Project. Kitura is an open sourced light-weight web framework for writing Swift on the server. You can learn more about IBM’s Swift-related initiatives by clicking here.
It was an honor to present this great tool to a wider audience through a 15-mins lightning talk at IBM Developer connect in Bangalore, India.