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Server Side Swift

Book Details 
             TitleServer Side Swift
         Author: Paul Hudson
     Publisher: Hacking with Swift
    Language: English
        SubjectSwift / Computers & Technology / Programming / Apple Programming
No. of pages: 434
         Format: PDF

About this book

The Server-Side Swift tutorial series is designed to make it easy for beginners to get started building web apps and websites using the Swift programming language.

My teaching method skips out a lot of theory. It skips out the smart techniques that transform 20 lines of easy-to-understand code into 1 line of near-magic. It ignores coding conventions by the dozen. 

And perhaps later on, once you've finished, you'll want to go back and learn all the theory I so blithely walked past. But let me tell you this: the problem with learning theory by itself is that your brain doesn't really have any interest in remembering stuff just for the sake of it.

You see, here you'll be learning to code on a Need To Know basis. Nearly everything you learn from me will have a direct, practical application to something we're working on. That way, your brain can see exactly why a certain technique is helpful and you can start using it straight away.

This book has been written on the back of my personal motto: "Programming is an art. Don't spend all your time sharpening your pencil when you should be drawing." We'll be doing some "sharpening" but a heck of a lot more "drawing" – if that doesn't suit your way of learning, you should exit now.

The three golden rules

The series is crafted around a few basic tenets, and it's important you understand them before continuing:

  1. Follow the series: The tutorials are designed to be used in order, starting at the beginning and working through to the end. The reason for this is that concepts are introduced sequentially on a need-to-know basis – you only learn about something when you really have to in order to make the project work.
  2. Don't skip the technique projects: The tutorials follow a sequence that places a technique project after every two app projects. That is, you develop two apps then we focus on a particular component to help make your code better. The apps are standalone projects that you can go on to develop as you wish, whereas the technique tutorials will often be used to improve or prepare you for other projects.
  3. Get ready to hack: This is not designed to be the one-stop learning solution for all your Swift needs. The goal of each project is to reach the end with as little complication as possible, while learning one or more things along the way.
I can't re-iterate that last point enough. What I have found time and time again is that any tutorial, no matter how carefully written or what audience it's aimed at, will fail to fit the needs of many possible readers. And these people get angry, saying how the tutorial is wrong, how the tutorial is lame, how their tutorial would be much better if only they had the time to write it, and so on.

Over the last 12 years of writing, I have learned to ignore minority whinging and move on, because what matters is that this tutorial is useful to you.

You'd be surprised by how many people think the path to success is through reading books, attending classes or, well, doing pretty much anything except sitting down in front of a computer and typing. Not me. I believe the best way to learn something is to try to do it yourself and see how it goes.

Sure, going to classes might re-enforce what you've learned, or it might teach you some time- saving techniques, but ultimately I've met too many people with computing degrees who stumble when asked to write simple programs. Don't believe me? Try doing a Google search for "fizz buzz test", and you'll be surprised too.

So, dive in, make things, and please, please, please have fun – because if you're not enjoying yourself, Swift coding probably isn't for you.

If you spot any errors in this book, either typos or technical mistakes, please do let me know so I can correct them as soon as possible. The best way to get in touch is on Twitter @twostraws, but you can also email

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Xcode, Swift and Kitura

I'm not going to talk much, because I want to get straight into coding. However, there are some points you do need to know:
  • I’ve written these tutorials using Xcode 8.1, which is available for free from the Mac App Store. If you’re using an earlier version of Xcode you should upgrade before continuing otherwise you may encounter bugs.
  • If you’re using Linux or considering using Linux, please read the introductory chapter “A note on Linux”.
  • Swift is a relatively new language, and is evolving quickly. Every new release of Xcode seems to change something or other, and often that means code that used to work now no longer does. At the time of writing, Swift is mature enough that the changes are relatively minor, so hopefully you can make them yourself. If not, check to see if there's an update of the project files on
  • These projects are designed to work with Kitura 1.0 or later. Please upgrade your system otherwise you’ll find this book very confusing indeed!

Important note: if any bugs are found in the project files, or if Swift updates come out that force syntax changes, I'm going to be updating this book as needed. You should follow me on Twitter @twostraws if you want to be notified of updates.

I'm also happy to answer questions on Twitter if you encounter problems, so please feel free to get in touch!

Swift, the Swift logo, Xcode, Instruments, Cocoa Touch, Touch ID, AirDrop, iBeacon, iMessage, iPhone, iPad, Safari, App Store, Mac, and macOS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Server-Side Swift is copyright Paul Hudson. All rights reserved. No part of this book or corresponding materials (such as text, images, or source code) may be reproduced or distributed by any means without prior written permission of the copyright owner.


I'd like to thank Ankit Aggarwal for his invaluable help and advice with the Swift package manager. It's a fast-developing part of our ecosystem, but Ankit is doing a great job documenting all the changes and supporting everyone who has questions.

I'm also grateful to Kyle Fuller for being so responsive with answers, features, and fixes to his
Stencil template engine. His work made my life a great deal easier, and I look forward to seeing where Stencil goes next!


This book is dedicated to IBM's Kitura team, who have patiently answered my many questions on their Slack channel. Chris Bailey, Shmuel Kallner, Youming Lin, Ian Partridge, and others – thank you! 

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