P4 Blog

  • August 06, 2013


    If you do a lot of refactoring, and you notice that your life gets a little bit easier after upgrading to 2013.2 but you can't quite put your finger on why, it just might be one of these changes:

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  • August 02, 2013

    Yossi Zinger attended MERGE World Tour in Tel Aviv and wrote about his impressions in his blog, Adventures in SCM. With Yossi's permission, we are reprinting his post in P4Blog. MERGE World Tour will be in India in August - register now for Delhi, Pune, or Bangalore.

    I’ve attended the Perforce Merge 2013 conference in Tel Aviv.

    I am not a Perforce user, and I only know the basic principles behind it, but still I was interested to hear about their concept of ALM and their approach to implementing it.

  • August 01, 2013

    The topic of code line management and policy makes for some lively discussions. If you ask 10 engineers their opinion, you'll get at least 12 answers.

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  • July 30, 2013

    Many Perforce power users and administrators know about counters and attributes already. These are two mechanisms for storing extra metadata in Perforce. The 2013.1 release adds some new power for storing extra metadata, so it's worth reviewing why and how you would use these storage mechanisms.

  • July 25, 2013

    Next week I'll be heading up to Redmond, Washington with team lead Duncan Barbee to attend VSIP Summit 2013. Perforce is a Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner with our Visual Studio Extension, P4VS.

    Still buzzing from attending Build 2013 just last month, we're excited to participate in our first VSIP Summit. In addition to the Summit, we'll be at Wednesday's Partner Solution Expo demoing P4VS and connecting with other partners, developers and marketing folks. Stop by and say Hello!

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  • July 24, 2013

    Image: Official U.S. Navy Imagery W/Flickr

    If you're a true believer in Continuous Integration (CI), you’ve probably tried to run pre-flight builds.  A pre-flight build lets you run a pending change through the official CI machinery before you even commit a change, giving you better confidence in your work and helping to prevent broken builds.

    There are several ways you could attempt a pre-flight build with Perforce.  I’ll cover a few of those here, along with an idea for a purely local build in cases where the build takes a very long time.