Swift development currently targets Ubuntu Server 16.04, but should work on most Linux platforms.
Swift is written in Python and has these dependencies:
Python (2.7, 3.6, or 3.7)
The Python packages listed in the requirements file
Testing additionally requires the test dependencies
Testing requires these distribution packages
To get started with development with Swift, or to just play around, the following docs will be useful:
Swift All in One - Set up a VM with Swift installed
CLI client and SDK library¶
There are many clients in the ecosystem. The official CLI and SDK is python-swiftclient.
If you want to set up and configure Swift for a production cluster, the following doc should be useful: