Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX

Building containerized microservices with Swift

Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab Pty. Ltd.), Tim Nugent (lonely.coffee), Jonathon Manning (Secret Lab Pty. Ltd.)
1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Adopt This Now, Infrastructure
Location: Ballroom F
Level: Beginner
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Programmers and teams who might want to work with Swift on the server instead of just for Apple ecosystem stuff

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A general understanding of programming

What you'll learn

  • Learn why and how Swift can be amazing on the server and how to get started with this useful new language.

Description

There’s nothing better than containerizing things. Everybody loves microservices. Brand new programming languages are the new hotness. Paris Buttfield-Addison, Jonathon Manning, and Tim Nugent combine all three, exploring the use of Swift for the construction of microservices, which they containerize using Docker.

Focusing on the Swift open source project’s releases for Linux, Paris, Jonathon, and Tim walk you through Swift setup, installation, community, and tools and then teach the basics of Swift programming by creating and containerizing a simple microservice. This is actually useful—come and learn why.

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Paris Buttfield-Addison

Secret Lab Pty. Ltd.

Paris Buttfield-Addison is cofounder of Secret Lab, a game development studio based in beautiful Hobart, Australia. Secret Lab builds games and game development tools, including the multi-award winning ABC Play School iPad games, Night in the Woods, the Qantas airlines Joey Playbox games, and the Yarn Spinner narrative game framework. Previously, Paris was mobile product manager for Meebo (acquired by Google). Paris particularly enjoys game design, statistics, blockchain, machine learning, and human-centered technology research and writes technical books on mobile and game development (more than 20 so far) for O’Reilly Media. He holds a degree in medieval history and a PhD in computing.

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Tim Nugent

lonely.coffee

Tim Nugent pretends to be a mobile app developer, game designer, tools builder, researcher, and tech author. When he isn’t busy avoiding being found out as a fraud, Tim spends most of his time designing and creating little apps and games he won’t let anyone see. He also spent a disproportionately long time writing this tiny little bio, most of which was taken up trying to stick a witty sci-fi reference in. . .before he simply gave up.

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Jonathon Manning

Secret Lab Pty. Ltd.

Jon Manning is the cofounder of independent game development studio Secret Lab. Jon is currently working on Button Squid, a top-down puzzler, and the critically acclaimed award-winning adventure game Night in the Woods, which includes his interactive dialogue system Yarn Spinner. He’s written a whole bunch of books for O’Reilly Media about iOS development and game development. Jon holds a PhD about jerks on the internet.