Build Serverless Backends and APIs using Swift and Apache OpenWhisk

Do you want to build backend applications using Swift but don’t want to manage computing infrastructure to run those applications in the cloud? Enter serverless cloud platforms…

Serverless platforms allow developers to push code, rather than VMs, into the cloud. The platforms allow you to connect external event sources like API requests or message queues to functions in your code. As events occur, your code is instantiated and executed to process each request. Developers are only billed for the milliseconds needed to process each request.

In this workshop, developers will learn how to build backends and APIs using Swift on “serverless” cloud platforms. We’ll work through getting started with Apache OpenWhisk, an open-source serverless cloud platform that supports Swift natively. Developers will learn how to create simple serverless swift functions, before building up to more complicated applications and architectures. People leaving the session will have all the skills to be able to build scalable microservices on serverless cloud platforms using Swift.


Session info:

Speaker: James Thomas

Developer Advocate at IBM

Date: 15 March 2018

Time: 13:30 - 17:00

Relevant tags:
Backend Swift

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