Swift converting a byte array to integers

Hello I am new to swift and would like to convert a byte array to several integers. I have written working code in Java but I am not quite sure how to take it to swift

byte[] codeData = Base64.decode(codeDataBase64, 0);
    ByteArrayInputStream bais = new ByteArrayInputStream(codeData);
    DataInputStream dis = new DataInputStream(bais);

    byte version = dis.readByte();
    if (version == 1) {
        int anID = dis.readInt();
        int anotherID = dis.readInt();
        byte[] TK = new byte[512];
        int readTK = dis.read(TK);
        if (readTK == TK.length) {
            Log.e("photoConnect success", "anID=" + anID + ", anotherID=" + anotherID + ", TK.length=" + TK.length);

Here is what I have in Swift thus far:

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  • func base64ToByteArray(base64String: String) -> [UInt8]? {
        if let nsdata = NSData(base64Encoded: base64String) {
            var bytes = [UInt8](repeating: 0, count: nsdata.length)
            nsdata.getBytes(&bytes, length: nsdata.length)
            return bytes
        return nil // Invalid input

    This function takes it to an array of bytes but I am not sure what Swift class to use to mimic the behavior of DataInputStream in Java.

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    Alright, so I have a working solution. Big thanks to Martin R for showing me the post he linked above (Idiomatic method of parsing swift(3) data streams)

    I basically took the class from the post Martin R linked and modified it to use an NSData object instead of a Data object:
    class DataStream {
    let data : NSData
    var index = 0
    var atEnd : Bool {
    return index >= self.data.length

    init(data:NSData) {
        self.data = data
    func next() -> UInt8? {
        guard !self.atEnd else { return nil }
        let byte = self.data.subdata(with: NSRange(location: self.index, length: 1))[0]
        self.index += 1
        return byte
    func next(_ count:Int) -> NSData? {
        guard self.index + count <= self.data.length else { return nil }
        let subdata = self.data.subdata(with: NSRange(location: self.index, length: count))
        self.index += count
        return subdata as NSData?
    func upTo(_ marker:UInt8) -> NSData? {
        if let end = (self.index..<self.data.length).index( where: { self.data.base64EncodedData()[$0] == marker } ) {
            let upTo = self.next(end - self.index)
            self.skip() // consume the marker
            return upTo
        else {
            return nil
    func skip(_ count:Int = 1) {
        self.index += count
    func skipThrough(_ marker:UInt8) {
        if let end = (self.index..<self.data.length).index( where: { self.data.base64EncodedData()[$0] == marker } ) {
            self.index = end + 1
        else {
            self.index = self.data.length


    Using this DataStream class along with a couple NSData methods, I was able to mimic the behavior of the java method DataInputStream.ReadInt():

    var someID : Int = 0
            //get the part of the data that represents someID
            guard let someIDData = dataStream.next(4 /*size of someID in the data*/) else { fatalError("Error getting someID bytes")}
            //convert the data bytes to an Int
            someIDData.getBytes(&someID, length: someIDData.length)

    If someone has a better way to accomplish this, I would love to hear! I am new to Swift so this may not be the best way. This works with Swift 3.1.