P4 Blog

  • July 17, 2015

    You've probably heard about the latest trend in the technology industry - microservices and their containerization. Docker is the technology that defines containers and enables microservices to be easily adopted in all parts of the software engineering cycle: in dev, test, and devops. Last month, Docker experts and newbies alike arrived in San Francisco to hear the latest announcements about the technology and to discuss the best practices and use cases.

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  • July 15, 2015

    In 2014 we released Piper 1.0 (“Versioning app for the rest of us”) for those of us who don’t write code, yet need to manage digital assets in Helix. We are pleased to announce availability of release 2.0 of the Mac version on Perforce Workshop with the following major new features:

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  • July 14, 2015

    You may have noticed already, but this past weekend we moved from a self-hosted idea gathering site to a new one hosted by aha.io. Aha! is a product management tool that our PMs have moved to in the past few months. While our self-hosted P4IdeaX has been extremely useful over the years, there was always a bit of an air gap between the site and our product management team. With the move to Aha! all your ideas and votes will be right in front of them on a day-to-day basis.

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  • July 13, 2015
    When starting a complex project, it's wise to verify you aren't re-inventing the wheel. With the wealth of available open source projects it's likely there are useful components (be they libraries, a web server, etc.) or if you're particularly lucky, a product that is close to what you need.

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  • July 07, 2015

    We’ve built a lot of different tools for our users over the years, but two of the most popular have been P4Java, our pure Java API for Helix, and P4Eclipse, our native IDE integration. Given our focus on enterprise-grade version control, it’s not entirely shocking that we have a lot of users working in Java and other JVM-powered languages. These two tools have been a big win for our Java using community.

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  • July 06, 2015

    I recently did a DevTalk introducing the new distributed version control system, or DVCS, features we’ve added to Perforce Helix. If you missed the DevTalk, you can see our new features in action by watching the on-demand version. I got a number of really good questions at the end of these talks, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to provide some more detailed answers here.

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