Hawaii iOS Developer Meetup – Session 47

Wow, we’re getting so close to 50 meetups! During last night’s meetup I demonstrated installing Homebrew, installing Kitura, compiling a project, running it from Xcode, and accessing localost on port 8080. Then, since Chae had asked about virtualizing the server’s environment, I showed how to install Kitura 2.0 in a Docker container.

During this meetup the set up and demonstration of Kitura was so fast we cut the feed 30 minutes into the meetup because we had already accomplished what we set out to do in 1 hour, in 30 minutes.

Once the feed was off, I asked Chae, O’Neil, Tyler, Leo, and a new developer Makua what they wanted to do for the next hour and a half remaining in the meetup. Leo mentioned that he was interested in continuing with Kitura to build a JSON endpoint. Everyone agreed to the challenge and we spent the next hour setting up a new route, testing the route with GET request variables, and finally getting the JSON endpoint in Kitura to return the current date as JSON. Here’s a link to the repo: https://github.com/Hawaii-iOS-Developer-Meetup/kituraJsonEndpoint001

We’re take a month off for the holidays. Please RSVP if you’re interested in attending the next meetup on January 11 where we will be creating a Sudoku Puzzle Solver in Swift.

Author: David Neely

Professional Software Developer. Technology and Web Coordinator at the University of Hawaii's Manoa Career Center.