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  • April 09, 2013

    git fusion logoPrior to hopping over to work on all things community related, my work life was managing the QA for many products--including one of my favorites, Git Fusion. After working on Git Fusion day in and day out for months on end you can imagine I was pretty good at installing it. In QA we are fortunate enough to have continuous builds of the product bundled and installed in a fully functional VM, but I still tended to build my own from scratch to make sure the standard install process was functioning correctly.

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  • April 08, 2013

    china meteorological administration logoFounded in 1950, the China Meteorological Administration began providing public weather services in 1956. Today, the national agency predicts storms, precipitation, pollution, ocean activity and more. Launched in 2001, the Global / Regional Assimilation and Prediction System (GRAPES) runs on heterogeneous high-performance computing clusters, modeling precipitation and other events throughout China.

  • April 05, 2013

    netapp logoIf there’s one thing Superstorm Sandy reminded us, it’s that Manhattan is an island, and datacenter diesel engines can’t run underwater. That’s why Perforce administrators must consider all their high availability/disaster recovery (HA/DR) options.

  • April 04, 2013

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    The maker of MATLAB, Simulink and Polyspace, MathWorks is the leading developer of software for engineers and scientists. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs 2400 people in 15 countries, with headquarters in Natick, MA. Perforce enterprise version management supports its international operations and scales with the company, whose academic products inform a collaborative culture.

  • April 04, 2013

    A task stream is an incredibly useful concept in version management, and Perforce just made them easier to use and more visible. Let's have a look at what task streams are and how they can help your workflow. Then I'll talk a bit about Perforce's implementation of them.

  • April 02, 2013

    Back in 2011, I attended an Eclipse DemoCamp hosted by eBay. I saw an interesting talk on how to create your own language using the Xtext framework. The presenter gave a great overview of this tool and walked the audience through a couple of examples. I was fascinated by the creation of domain-specific languages and Xtext's utilization of features that Eclipse users know and love.

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