Hands-On Server-Side Web Development with Swift

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  • Build simple web apps using Vapor 3.0 and Kitura 2.5
  • Test, debug, build, and release server-side Swift applications
  • Design routes and controllers for custom client requests
  • Work with server-side template engines
  • Deploy web apps to a host in the cloud
  • Enhance web content with Bootstrap
  • Manage user access using authentication framework
  • Design for API gateway
  • Develop an iPhone app to work with web services
  • Deploy your app as a microservice in a cluster
  • Deploy Swift web services with a RESTful API design

This book is about building professional web applications and web services using Swift 4.0 and leveraging two popular Swift web frameworks: Vapor 3.0 and Kitura 2.5. In the first part of this book, we’ll focus on the creation of basic web applications from Vapor and Kitura boilerplate projects. As the web apps start out simple, more useful techniques, such as unit test development, debugging, logging, and the build and release process, will be introduced to readers.

In the second part, we’ll learn different aspects of web application development with server-side Swift, including setting up routes and controllers to process custom client requests, working with template engines such as Leaf and Stencil to create dynamic web content, beautifying the content with Bootstrap, managing user access with authentication framework, and leveraging the Object Relational Mapping (ORM) abstraction layer (Vapor’s Fluent and Kitura’s Kuery) to perform database operations.

Finally, in the third part, we’ll develop web services in Swift and build our API Gateway, microservices and database backend in a three-tier architecture design. Readers will learn how to design RESTful APIs, work with asynchronous processes, and leverage container technology such as Docker in deploying microservices to cloud hosting services such as Vapor Cloud and IBM Cloud.

  • Build a full-stack iOS and web applications using Swift, Vapor, and Kitura Framework
  • Leverage ORM abstraction drivers to make queries to SQL database
  • Develop your very own containerized microservices with Swift, Docker and Kubernetes
Page Count 404
Course Length 12 hours 7 minutes
ISBN 9781789341171
Date Of Publication 30 Nov 2018


Angus Yeung

Angus Yeung works for Intel, and is responsible for the architectural design of backend cloud services for virtual reality sports broadcasting. He is also a computer science lecturer at San Jose State University. Prior to Intel, he held CTO and engineering director positions at several companies, including a start-up he founded in 2002.

Angus' technical interests include mobile computing, distributed computing, computer vision, and artificial intelligence. He holds an BS, MS, and PHD in Electrical Engineering from Univ. of Rochester, and an MBA from UC Berkeley. Angus owns 18 pending and granted patents. Angus lives with his lovely wife and three handsome boys in Palo Alto, California.