One of the most exciting things in Swift is the possibility to write and run scripts. It turns out that writing scripts is one of the best ways to learn a new language, that's how most people learn Ruby or Javascript (since node.js).

Swift has a lot of power to become a really good scripting language so I started translating some scripts that I had to Swift. Soon I found that I could write some little helper functions to make things easier while surfing my computer.

Foundation is a really good API, and this give us a loot of power to make cool things in our Scripts. We have all the power that our Applicatoins have, and this is huge. I writed a helper class and it's now in GitHub, CommandLineHelper. It just conatins some functions to deal with directories and files hiding the Foundation API.

One of the things that I still miss is a really good HTML scraping library like other languages have. I hope that soon we start seeing libraries that not only help us develop cool applications but also write great scripts.

I would love to se Swift not only as a big scripting language but also as a big server side langauge.