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28 February 2021

Along with Hummingbird, my web application framework, comes HummingbirdLambda. This allows you to take your Hummingbird application and run it on an AWS Lambda with API Gateway as an interface.As long as all the services your application uses are accessible from AWS Lambda and your application doesn't have any internal persistent state moving to Lambda should be fairly easy. You should be able to move your application setup, middleware,…

18 February 2021

Hey, I wrote a new SwiftNIO based HTTP server framework. What'd you do that for Adam? Well I guess I like making tech, but also I thought there was a gap in the market for something a little more slimline than the "market leader". Yes you guessed it Vapor. I don't think anyone can really consider building a Swift server framework without trying to differentiate themselves from Vapor.Welcome to Hummingbird. Hummingbird is a lightweight,…

6 January 2021

I recently wrote a MQTT client with Swift NIO. You can find it here. This article covers how to create a simple chat client using said library.For those who don't know MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) is a lightweight publish/subscribe messaging protocol used extensively in IoT (Internet of Things) technologies. The MQTT protocol defines two types of network entities: a message broker and a client. The broker receives all the messages from the…

7 December 2020

Soto v5.0.0 was released today. It includes many great new features some of which were previewed here. You can get the full change list for the release here.Along with the new release of Soto there is also a new website soto.codes. Please check it out. This will be a place to review reference and user-guides style documentation for Soto. There will be a…

13 September 2020

Amazon Web Services have asked we stop using the name AWS SDK Swift. To protect their trademark and avoid any confusion that AWS SDK Swift might be sponsored by or affiliated with AWS they asked we rename the project.How do you name a project that is a Swift SDK for AWS? The suggestion from Amazon was exactly that "Swift-only SDK for AWS". But that sounds like a description not a project name. The AWS Python SDK is called "boto", which is a fresh water dolphin native to the Amazon river. A number of open…