Category: General Geekery
February 28, 2014by Liz Lam, QA Engineer at Perforce Software
January 21, 2014Matt Attaway, Open Source Community Manager (@p4mataway)
November 26, 2013by Matt Attaway, Open Source Community Manager (@p4mataway)
'Tis the season where those of us here in the States gorge ourselves on pie and potatoes, watch football, and take some time to ponder what we're thankful for. Friends, family, and good health go without saying, so I'd like to take a moment to reflect on the things I'm thankful for as a software developer in 2013.
November 04, 2013by Ralf Gronkowski, Product Consultant
What are we using this time?
In the first part of this article I explained why to have a report of all changes not related to an approved review for a given branch in Perforce. Now it is time to implement such a report and we need to get our tooling sorted. For the task at hand we need to query Perforce and Swarm data, and although you could use almost anything, I’m picking Groovy as the scripting language.
October 23, 2013How to Version Character Sets: Solving the Problem of Having Multiple Files with Multiple Different Charsetsby Sam Stafford, Developer at Perforce Software
The functionality described in this blog entry is "undocumented", meaning that it is in some respects a work in progress, is subject to change in future releases, and should be treated with a bit more caution than "documented" functionality. With that disclaimer out of the way, let's take a look at how you can now version the character sets for individual Unicode files!
October 14, 2013by Ralf Gronkowski, Product Consultant
The Balance of Freedom and Control
A lot of Perforce users really like what they see when I show them Swarm. Almost everybody involved in Software Development wants to do some kind of code review, however, there are discussions on how liberal or how strict a review process should be. In every development process the pendulum swings more towards freedom or more towards control.