I was really excited when Apple announced that they were going to release a version of Swift for Linux. This meant I could use Swift for my Linux and embedded development, as well as my Mac OS and iOS development. When Apple first released Swift 2.2 for Linux I was very excited, but I was also a little disappointed because I could not read/write files, access network services, or use libdispatch (GCD) on Linux like I could on Apple's platforms. With the release of Swift 3, Apple has corrected this with the release of the Swift's core libraries.
In this chapter, you will learn about the following topics: