P4 Blog

  • December 06, 2013

    Lockless Read Diagram

    To enable optimal use of enterprise investments in the hardware supporting Perforce installations, release 2013.3 of the Perforce Versioning Engine adds a lockless-read capability that boosts transaction rates through improved database concurrency.

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  • December 03, 2013

    As of the 13.2 product release, a new P4 Connection toolbar is available in P4VS. This handy feature displays your current connection information within the IDE environment, including the server, port, user, workspace, and stream (if applicable). It allows you to switch between your 5 most recent connections, create new ones, and disconnect from the Perforce server.

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  • November 26, 2013


    'Tis the season where those of us here in the States gorge ourselves on pie and potatoes, watch football, and take some time to ponder what we're thankful for. Friends, family, and good health go without saying, so I'd like to take a moment to reflect on the things I'm thankful for as a software developer in 2013.

  • November 22, 2013


    Dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge. That's what Perforce's team Swarm did when they stepped on the court Sunday, Nov. 17th for the 2013 GitHub Third Annual Octocat Dodgeball Tournament. This year 20+ companies participated, raising somewhere in the neighborhood of $60,000 for charity.

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  • November 21, 2013

    The Perforce motto is "Version Everything". But few people include database code in “everything”. That's why DBmaestro TeamWork™ and Perforce complement and complete each other.

    Working with files and scripts is very different than working with a database. For example, a database is a centralized and shared resource that must be synchronized among the entire team. And database objects have their own syntax for creation and modification. These differences are quite important, and must be carefully considered.

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  • November 19, 2013

    One of our favorite new features in Swarm 13.2 is the automatic detection and linking of references to JIRA issues made in Perforce changelist, review and job descriptions. Comments made in Swarm on any of these objects will also automatically create links back to the JIRA issues.

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