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Hands-On Swift 5 Microservices Development

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Hands-On Swift 5 Microservices Development

Overview of this book

The capabilities of the Swift programming language are extended to server-side development using popular frameworks such as Vapor. This enables Swift programmers to implement the microservices approach to design scalable and easy-to-maintain architecture for iOS, macOS, iPadOS, and watchOS applications. This book is a complete guide to building microservices for iOS applications. You’ll start by examining Swift and Vapor as backend technologies and compare them to their alternatives. The book then covers the concept of microservices to help you get started with developing your first microservice. Throughout this book, you’ll work on a case study of writing an e-commerce backend as a microservice application. You’ll understand each microservice as it is broken down into details and written out as code throughout the book. You’ll also become familiar with various aspects of server-side development such as scalability, database options, and information flow for microservices that are unwrapped in the process. As you advance, you’ll get to grips with microservices testing and see how it is different from testing a monolith application. Along the way, you’ll explore tools such as Docker, Postman, and Amazon Web Services. By the end of the book, you’ll be able to build a ready-to-deploy application that can be used as a base for future applications.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)

Installing Git and Docker

Git and Docker are the two essential tools that we will be using to manage our code and our builds apart from our local machine. In this section, we will install them both and explore how they are helping us.

We will look at the following topics:

  • Installing Git
  • Installing Docker
  • Using Docker with microservices
  • Using Git and Docker

Let's get started!

Installing Git

Luckily, Git is in all likelihood already installed if you are using macOS. You can simply verify this by writing the following command in the terminal:

$ git --version

The result should look like this:

$ git --version
git version 2.21.0 (Apple Git-120)

If it does not look like this, you may have to install Git, which the preceding...