Category: Features & Releases
April 29, 2013
by Alexandra Weber Morales, Perforce Correspondent
As you'd expect from a software company known for both its loyal customer base and its stellar customer support, Perforce listens. According to presentations at the Merge 2013 Perforce user conference, the company has been lending its ear quite a bit to the growing need for continuous delivery.
As continuous integration and deployment automation become increasingly common, Perforce has shown how critical a role it plays in this area. Many Perforce customers—including the New York Stock Exchange, Salesforce.com and CCP games, to name just a few—have been practicing continuous delivery for years, thanks in large part to role played by Perforce...
April 25, 2013by Alexa Weber Morales
With its customers building products "from the chip to the cloud," Perforce is poised to expand its product portfolio with its most ambitious plans yet, said Christopher Seiwald, Perforce CEO and founder. Kicking off the Merge 2013 conference held April 24-26 in San Francisco, Seiwald’s keynote started with a humorous video of him spray-painting the word "Versionaries" on customers’ brands he encountered on his way to the conference. He also shared his enthusiasm for a family of new tools the company is unveiling to customers at the conference. But first, he emphasized the increasingly ubiquitous nature of Perforce version management services in a world where more and more companies are moving to continuous delivery. "You can't walk a city block without coming across a company that uses Perforce. The things our customers build with Perforce easily touch half the people on the planet," Seiwald told the conference delegates.
April 04, 2013by Randy DeFauw
A task stream is an incredibly useful concept in version management, and Perforce just made them easier to use and more visible. Let's have a look at what task streams are and how they can help your workflow. Then I'll talk a bit about Perforce's implementation of them.
March 19, 2013by Randy DeFauw
Supporting a global development team is a constant series of challenges. How can you make sure that all of your developers have fast, consistent access to the data they need, whether they're in Boston or Bangalore? How can you oversee everything they're doing? And how can you avoid giving your administration team a migraine in the process?
March 11, 2013by Randy DeFauw
March 07, 2013by Randy DeFauw
In a previous article, I described how Perforce shelving can be used as a very lightweight code review system. The 2013.1 release adds the capability to directly submit a shelf, which simplifies the workflow for informal review processes. There's another change that supports a slightly more sophisticated code review system: the ability to unshelve a change to a different branch.
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