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Java, PHP, Node.js, Ruby🤔? — Server-side Swift👍

There is a number of server-side scripting languages available, such as ASP, JSP, Perl, PHP, and Ruby. Swift.org open-source community provides Server APIs to develop Server-side frameworks and programs. Swift is doing great job in server-side web development. Swift provides core capabilities like Networking, Security, Encryption, HTTP, and WebSockets. The Swift Server APIs are managed by Swift.org open source community.

The exciting part of the Server-side swift is you can write a complete solution in one language only, with no need of having multiple languages, like Node.js, Java, Ruby, or Python. And also you can develop client-facing and server-side in Swift.

Swift open source and continuous efforts of the huge developer community, swift is a revolution in the developer world. Well… You can develop iOS apps, OSX apps, Backend, Websites, IOT Projects, Games, and many more things with the help of one language: SWIFT. Cool right??

I’m very pleased to introduce to you to the famous server-side frameworks.

Perfect (12,232⭐️), Vapor (11,312⭐️), Kitura (6,004⭐️), Zewo (1,786⭐️), Swift Express (847⭐️) — Rating at the time of writing

Ah... if you are interested in framework detailing and difference, I guide you to check Quora Answer and if you want to interested in a standard by which you can judge Server-side Swift and another language, then please check out Benchmarks for the Top Server-Side Swift Frameworks vs. Node.js

Although there are many competitors, Perfect and Vapor have a secure good position in the developer community. Both frameworks is easy to understand, simple syntax, and Comparing Vapor and Perfect, I prefer Vapor on other frameworks.

In fact, I have developed a sample Server-side API project for practice. Project is with Vapor latest version in swift 4. Do check project Vapor-Server-side-swift-demo.

https://github.com/BluePick/Vapor-Server-side-swift-demo

Wrapping Up

Overall Swift server-side is a very handy language for newcomers in web development. Projects are easy to build, rapid development, secure networking, mature frameworks, and active communities make Swift server-side potential in web technologies.

I’m really excited about what you think about the Swift server-side. Please leave your thoughts in the comments👍.

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Darshit Shah

Darshit Shah

Sr. Software Developer, Passionate for App UI/UX, Blogger

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