NSDateformatter.com is a website where you can experiment with
NSDateFormatter live. Here, I’ll create a website where you can experiment with server-side Swift live.
Sites I’ve created that allowed live experimentation included:
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There are many server-side frameworks written in Swift. For this demonstration, I will use Vapor. I will use Xcode to write the app, mainly for its auto-completion, and I will run it on Docker.
We’ll make a simple app that shows a live demonstration of the string upper case method using a template from Vapor (see the video for the source code). We create the root GET request, handle the input JSON, and then the POST request. Lastly, we write a test converting the input to and uppercase string; this will be our template.
Creating the Actual App
First, we create a project from the template, and open it in Xcode. We edit the PackageDescription file, by adding the dependencies, which can be seen here: https://github.com/IBM-Swift/Kitura-markdown.git.
In the Example Model, when we import the KituraMarkdown file, the output will be
KituraMarkdown.render(from: input). Then, we can write the tests to verify that the live changes are correct.