To the surprise of many, Apple announced the release of this Open Source framework with a talk at the recent Try Swift Tokyo! Swift NIO is a cross-platform asynchronous event-driven network application framework for rapid development of maintainable, high-performance protocol servers & clients. A port to Swift of the Netty library. Vapor and Fluent already have branches using this framework!
Great things are coming to the Server-Side Swift world. I'm sure 2018 will be a magnificent year for our community!
Kitura 2.0 introduced Codable Routing to facilitate creation and parsing of REST APIs. However, those APIs often need to persist or load data using a database. Translating objects for database consumption in both Kitura and Vapor has been quite painful so far: it's a repetitive, manual process that loses type safety and it's considerably error prone. This ORM solution from IBM aims at solving those issues by taking advantage of the