Category: Tips & Tricks

  • July 24, 2013

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    If you're a true believer in Continuous Integration (CI), you’ve probably tried to run pre-flight builds.  A pre-flight build lets you run a pending change through the official CI machinery before you even commit a change, giving you better confidence in your work and helping to prevent broken builds.

    There are several ways you could attempt a pre-flight build with Perforce.  I’ll cover a few of those here, along with an idea for a purely local build in cases where the build takes a very long time.

  • July 22, 2013

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    In the first part of this series, we installed and configured a new Git Fusion instance, by running from the OVA that Perforce provides for free download here.

  • July 17, 2013

    security lockFrom time to time, people ask me how replica servers affect the security of their Perforce installation.

    The good news is that, properly deployed and configured, a replica server is just as secure as your main Perforce server.

    It's usually the case that your Perforce server is the most important and valuable server in your entire organization: after all, this is where you are storing everything that you have developed, and everything that your team values! So I'm pleased that you are thinking about security and wondering how replica servers fit into your security process.

  • July 02, 2013

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    I recently attended MERGE 2013, and happened to attend Matt Attaway’s walk-through of Perforce programming interfaces, entitled Perforce the Plentiful Platform. As Matt quickly established, Perforce provides an incredibly rich set of APIs for implementing build, test, or other automation processes on top of your Perforce source management system.

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  • June 24, 2013

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    If you're reading this, there is a good chance we have a few things in common. One, we both use Perforce. Two, we both make software. And three, we care about our tools. If this isn't you, feel free to move along, but if it is, I'd like to have a little chat.

  • June 13, 2013

    If you haven't seen already on TechCrunch and Develop, yesterday we released our new code collaboration platform Perforce Swarm.