IBM Bluemix Runtime Makes Swift Ready for Enterprise

Posted 9/22/2016 11:08:05 AM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

IBM Bluemix Runtime Makes Swift Ready for Enterprise
IBM has announced the IBM Bluemix Runtime for Swift, a production-ready Swift runtime on the IBM Cloud for public, dedicated and local deployments. With this release, IBM has made Swift ready for enterprise development. 
What's New:
- Enterprises can now build next generation apps in Swift on both client and server-side on the IBM Cloud. IBM is the only leading enterprise Cloud provider offering developers end-to-end Swift capabilities.
- The IBM Bluemix Runtime for Swift announced today supports all of the server-side capabilities now available in Swift 3.0. All of IBM's Swift tools support Swift 3.0 and new Swift-based packages are available in the IBM Swift Package Catalog such as IBM Watson services, IBM Cloudant and Apache Cassandra. This unleashes a heightened level of creativity, speed and scalability for Swift developers especially at the enterprise-level.
- With Swift on the Cloud, enterprises will benefit from high performance mobile back-ends, APIs and microservices to significantly boost their enterprise mobile efforts.
“Swift on the server has been a popular topic at Swift and iOS community events such as meetups and conferences around the world, and in popular industry newsletters and blogs. Thanks to industry leaders such as IBM, the excitement for the future of Swift has continued to grow and capture the imaginations and creativity of both well-established and new community members alike.” - This Week in Swift
A recent study from IBM Institute for Business Value calls attention to the benefits of mobile apps for enterprises. Seventy-two percent of global executives plan at least five enterprise mobile initiatives over the next year with 21 percent expecting their enterprises’ revenue to increase at least 10 percent as a result of these initiatives. Another IBM study shows a similar story for cloud investments. Forty-two percent of executives said that strategically adopting hybrid cloud solutions both enhances operational efficiency and facilitates innovation.
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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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