Kitura/iOS

Kitura/iOS: Running a Web Server on your iPhone

Server-side Swift applications, and Kitura applications in particular, can run on macOS and Ubuntu Linux. There are use cases, however, that require running server-side applications on iOS. To run a server-side application on iOS means embedding its code in a plain client-side iOS app. In this blog post, I will describe these use cases and…  Continue reading Kitura/iOS: Running a Web Server on your iPhone

Video Replay: IBM Announces New Swift Offerings & Tools

Swift-JohnPonzo This week IBM unveiled several projects that we’ve been working on to advance the Swift language for application developers. If you weren’t able to see Monday’s announcement in the IBM InterConnect first-day keynote, don’t worry, you can view it a video replay here.  Continue reading Video Replay: IBM Announces New Swift Offerings & Tools
The IBM Swift Sandbox now works on all devices!

What’s New in the IBM Swift Sandbox v0.4

It’s been a while since we last made an update to our IBM Swift Sandbox. This is partly due to the holidays, since we need breaks as much as the next company, but it’s also because we’ve been listening to your wonderful feedback and working hard on a number of exciting changes. Today, we are very proud to introduce version 0.4 of the Sandbox, and while I can’t call it “life-changing”, science has yet to prove that it isn’t. The IBM Swift Sandbox now works on all devices!  Continue reading What’s New in the IBM Swift Sandbox v0.4

Exploring Swift on Linux

swift+linux Recently, we released the IBM Swift Sandbox, a tool that allows anyone to write and run Swift code from their browser. One of the unique things about this tool is that all code submitted is running on Ubuntu, something that’s only possible now that Swift is open source. As the author of all of the initial samples in the sandbox, I’d like to give my perspective of using Swift in Linux.  Continue reading Exploring Swift on Linux
IBM Swift Sandbox

Introducing the IBM Swift Sandbox

Hi, I’m John Petitto, one of IBM’s Swift developers located at IBM’s Mobile Innovation Lab in Austin. We love Swift here and thought you would too so we are making our IBM Swift Sandbox available to developers on developerWorks. The IBM Swift Sandbox is an interactive website that lets you write Swift code and execute it in a server environment – on top of Linux! Each sandbox runs on IBM Cloud in a Docker container. In addition, both the latest versions of Swift and its standard library are available for you to use.  Continue reading Introducing the IBM Swift Sandbox