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Computer Weekly – 7 June 2016: Apple lures open source developers with Swift

In this week’s Computer Weekly, we look at Apple’s plan to woo open source developers to its Swift programming language. DevOps practitioners are warning of growing stress on IT operations staff through the growth of continuous development practices. And the CIO at high street optician Specsavers tells us why the store is a vital part of digital retailing. Read the issue now.

Why Apple is talking the Swift language of love with open source developers

Apple is among the most closed of technology companies, yet it is currently serenading the open source community with its Swift programming language. We examine the supplier’s change of strategy.

IT infrastructure operations staff under stress, says HumanOps movement

The pressure of delivering 24/7 support for IT infrastructure is taking its toll on the people tasked with keeping the systems up and running, HumanOps advocates have warned.

Online focus is vital part of Specsavers’ ‘old-fashioned’ vision for customer care

Specsavers CIO Phil Pavitt explains why the personal touch is as important as digital channels when providing a service for customers of health-related products, such as eye care.

CW@50: How UK home brew gave computing to the masses

From batch processing to the graphical user interface, from desktop PCs to smartphones, from luggables to wearables, personal computing has come a long way since Computer Weekly was first published in 1966.

Buyer’s guide to 3D printing - part 3 of 3: Growing possibilities for 3D printing

As 3D printing disrupts business and technology mandates, CIOs can gain new relevance as business enablers.

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