The Kitura framework, developed by IBM, is a light-weight, high-performance, web framework and server written in the Swift language. This framework allows us to very quickly develop complex web services using the Swift language and Swift’s standard Foundation APIs. This allows us to use our existing Swift knowledge to very easily create server-side services. We can run our Kitura based services as stand-alone applications, deploy them to IBM’s Bluemix cloud or use IBM’s pre-build Docker image. This post will introduce Kitura and show how you can begin using it for your projects.