P4 Blog

  • June 25, 2013

    Perforce Commons has passed a major milestone with the 13.3 release. As part of our ongoing commitment to better support our customers and partners worldwide, our easy-to-use document collaboration tool now provides Unicode support. This significantly improves Commons functionality in non-English and multilingual deployments for thousands of Perforce customers around the globe.

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  • June 24, 2013

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    If you're reading this, there is a good chance we have a few things in common. One, we both use Perforce. Two, we both make software. And three, we care about our tools. If this isn't you, feel free to move along, but if it is, I'd like to have a little chat.

  • June 21, 2013

    Practitioners of continuous delivery know that committing to the mainline frequently (once a day) is a best practice. Anything that discourages this practice is to be avoided.

    So where does that leave code review? Code review is a great way to get expert eyes on your work and improve quality. But a laborious code review process will slow you down and stop you from checking in as often as you’d like. And a post-facto code review will uncover problems that may pass the early testing phases in the delivery pipeline, but cause more expensive failures later.

  • June 20, 2013

    With the games industry embracing the mobile and tablet markets and a plethora of new developer tools now available, a start-up in this industry might decide to take a clean-slate approach to its systems. This was not the case for 22 Cans, an exciting new games company based out of the UK and co-founded by the legendary Peter Molyneux OBE. After thoroughly evaluating the new version management options, 22 Cans decided Perforce is still the best fit for the fast-evolving world of games. We asked co-founder and CTO Tim Rance to tell us more.

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  • June 18, 2013

    insights dashboard

    “Living is easy with eyes closed.” – John Lennon

    Many Perforce users have homegrown or ad hoc reporting and dashboard tools built around Perforce server logs and tools like P4toDB. But what if you need a quick overview of the state of a project, codeline, or team?

  • June 17, 2013

    merge 2013 speakers

    For those of you who couldn’t make it to MERGE 2013, you’ll be glad to know videos of the presentations are now available from our website. Have a look in our Resources section for videos and PDFs of presentations by Perforce customers, staff and industry experts.