Swift Package Index with Sven A. Schmidt

Swift Package Index with Sven A. Schmidt

In this episode, Leo talks with Sven A. Schmidt, co-creator of the Swift Package Index. We talk about the challenges of supporting thousands of Swift Packages, dealing with metrics and site ops with Vapor, running CI for the site and the plethora of Swift packages as well as Apple Silicon support.


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  • Great for Setting Up a Backend for Your App
  • Variety of VM Configurations and Settings
  • Reasonable Pricing Starting at $5 per month
  • Global Data Centers
  • The Developer Cloud Simplified

Maintaining Swift Package Index

  • Supporting Different Projects and Packages
  • Dealing with Schemes and Docker Images
  • Supporting Badges

Server Side Support

  • Snapshot Testing for the web page
  • Tracking Metrics and performance
  • Setting up CI on Gitlab and Github Actions
  • Making deployment easy

Future of SPI

  • Dealing with Apple Silicon
  • Running a Database Server on an M1
  • README Support Here
  • Improved Search Support
  • Category Support
  • More Metadata Support

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Creators and Guests

Leo Dion
Leo Dion
Swift developer for Apple devices and more; Founder of BrightDigit; husband and father of 6 adorable kids
Sven A. Schmidt
Sven A. Schmidt
Physicist & techie. CERN alumnus. Co-creator @SwiftPackages. Hummingbird app: https://t.co/2S9Y4ln53I

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