P4 Blog

  • March 18, 2013

    You might have noticed that we recently redesigned our website. We’ve made some upgrades to not only the look of the site but its functionality as well. Our goals were to streamline the way you navigate the site—with special attention to the download experience. For example, now when you select a product to download, you’ll see links to the documentation, system requirements, etc. for the specific version of the product you want.

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  • March 15, 2013

    tddTest-Driven Development, or TDD, is a software development process that is well described in a number of books, articles and on the web. Often Test Driven Development is mistakenly perceived as an alternative to Business Driven Development because of the similarity of the names. In fact these two are completely orthogonal – while BDD is a business strategy, TDD is a development process strategy. In other words, BDD is more about what to do, while TDD is more about how to do it.

    Here’s a summary of the best practices based on my personal experience with it.

  • March 14, 2013

    Perforce has always had a strong hacking ethic and a strong party culture, but for some reason we've never combined the two. Well for the first time we're mixing our peanut butter with our chocolate and having a proper hackathon. Unfortunately the product that we are working with isn't quite ready for us to lift the sheet on, but we are extremely proud of it and looking forward to sharing it in the months to come. I can say it's bigger than a bread box and something completely new. Also all of the fruits of our labors today will be available either in the product or in the Public Depot when it ships.

  • March 13, 2013

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    Thanks to the cloud and its tools, compute resources today can be made available instantly and managed easily. At Intuit, we produce personal finance and small business products including Quicken, Mint, QuickBooks and TurboTax. My role as an infrastructure architect is to drive continuous delivery for traditional and cloud-hosted projects in the Payment Systems Division. I’m looking forward to sharing our experiences at the Merge 2013 Perforce Conference. This talk follows the journey of the Intuit Payments Division as we move to automate and control everything (using Perforce, of course).

  • March 12, 2013

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    You can’t help it if you’re an overachiever. When Citrix, the cloud and mobile technology leader, decided Perforce could be the optimal versioning solution, it did so with one hand tied behind its back, figuratively speaking. That’s right: This rapidly growing global corporation has created what it calls the Citrix Perforce Standard Environment without needing full-time administrators.

  • March 11, 2013

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    Good news for all of you using the Perforce plug-in for Visual Studio (P4VS): there's a new version available now with some great improvements. P4VS now supports Windows 8 and XP, provides full compatibility with P4IGNORE settings if you want to filter out unnecessary project files, and has a number of performance improvements and bug fixes.  

    Full details as always are in the release notes. Grab the latest version today and give it a try.