P4 Blog

  • July 29, 2014

    Moving from one version control system to another is always a daunting task, but the move from Subversion (SVN) to the Perforce versioning engine (P4D) is surprisingly easy. Of course, there are some new concepts and commands to learn but Perforce makes it easy to mirror your existing workflows, and its higher performance and much more powerful tools will ensure that your overall experience is far superior.

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  • July 24, 2014


    In my presentation at MERGE 2014 I'll talk about our experience moving P4V to Continuous Delivery. In the P4V 14.2 release we hope to pick the fruits of adapting CD as a deployment strategy.

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  • July 23, 2014

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    Git commit IDs are often confusing to those new to Git. When committing changes, Git responds with the name of the current branch, a string of numbers and letters, and the commit message. The string between the recognizable branch name and message is the shorthand version of the Git commit ID. Consider the following example:

  • July 21, 2014

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    In my last article I talked about why our Engineering group is migrating to Continuous Delivery and how we're doing so. In this post I’d like to dig into the first step in that migration, which was the creation of embedded product teams.

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  • July 18, 2014


    I was very pleased to attend the Develop Conference and Awards in Brighton, UK this week. Besides being a great conference in a beautiful location, Perforce won an award, so it was definitely a fun and exciting event!

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  • July 17, 2014

    We're excited to announce the full agenda for MERGE 2014, jam-packed with informative talks from our customers! Companies at the forefront of practicing Continuous Delivery, the Internet of Things, DevOps, Trunk-based Development, and DVCS in the Enterprise will share their experiences, participate in panel discusions and give hands-on workshops. There will also be technical deep dives, demos, and exciting new developments from Perforce.

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