I started to review the different options available and I finally decided to take the next step of going from reading/dreaming about the possibilities to actually doing something. It turns out that I have the perfect opportunity as my website for DooScrib was taken offline and I would like to bring it back online (future updates to the plugin planned).
The following is the environment that I have chosen:
Server Side Frameworks
There are actually several choices out there and as time progressed, I narrowed down the options that I was most interested in to the following:
Kitura is great and has a lot of information as well as the security of have a big name like IBM behind it. However, as a personal preference, I automatically gravitated towards Perfect and Vapor and have been watching both as they have progressed over the last few months.
To be honest, I think both Perfect and Vapor are great choices. At a later time, I might actually even pursue a separate review of Perfect.
So for those interested in following, I plan to write several different posts over the next few weeks as I setup a Virtual Machine running Ubuntu, install and get Swift running and finally begin working with Vapor.
Keep following and as always happy coding.