A Foundation for Continuous Delivery

Overview

Perforce offers the industry’s most proven development platform for implementing fast and scalable continuous delivery. Whether you are building software, games, embedded systems or hardware, Perforce offers a complete platform for empowering your teams to build and release better products, faster.

Continuous Delivery with Perforce

Continuous delivery requires you to keep your software in a constant state of readiness. Companies are embracing the key tenets of this approach which requires you to:

  • Version everything – including code, artwork, video, audio, designs, configurations and even binaries
  • Meticulously track history of every change – what, when, who and why
  • Automate processes for build, test and deploy to eliminate human error
  • Collaborate across the team, at each stage in the product lifecycle, to ensure successful delivery

Perforce is the only solution that helps you meet these requirements.

Continuous Delivery Best Practices

Adoption Study:
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Best Practices:
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Edmunds.com:
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Salesforce.com:
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CCP Games:
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Perforce Platform

Perforce is the only platform that meets all the tenets of Continuous Delivery in a scalable and secure fashion. We offer the following capabilities (and associated products) as part of our platform.

Hybrid Version Control

Our best-in-class versioning system enables both distributed and centralized workflows

  • P4D Server: Industrial strength versioning engine that offers the popular P4 workflow, or Git-based development, without compromise on scale or size of your assets.

Social Coding & Collaboration

360-degree collaboration for both technical and non-technical staff involved in the process

  • Swarm: Social code review that is tightly coupled with the versioning workflow, for both P4 and Git-based development.
  • Commons: Version control for non-technical users, such as writers, designers, business users.
  • Insights: Streamlined analytics for your development efforts to help you monitor and measure the success of your continuous delivery efforts.

Enterprise Git Management

Robust solution for bringing Git-based development into the continuous delivery fold

  • Git Fusion: Complete management of Git repositories including access control for Git, repository consolidation and repository refactoring.
  • Swarm: Social code review that is tightly coupled with the versioning workflow, for both P4 and Git-based development.

Advantages of Perforce

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Why Perforce?

Continuous Delivery requires that you maintain a single codebase (trunk) for your product. It also requires that you build, test, integrate and deploy as frequently as possible, keeping your software in an always releasable state. Here are the ways Perforce is uniquely suited for implementing the development patterns essential to the continuous style of delivery:

Massive Scalability icon Massive Scalability: As codebases grow, most versioning systems slow and even small ones can buckle under the load of continuous integration. Only Perforce scales to support hundreds of terabytes of versioned data, spanning thousands of users, spread across multiple locations.
Hybrid Version Control: Letting your teams use the tools they're comfortable with increases productivity, improves quality, and decreases time to market. Perforce gives you the flexibility of collaborating on the same codebase and code reviews using any combination of Perforce and Git workflows and tools without compromise.
Social Coding & Collaboration: Perforce facilitates productive and efficient peer reviews and collaboration across the board, no matter the geography or asset type. You can collaboratively review code, images, art, 3D models, documents and more.
Large Binaries: Large blobs and large codebases are increasingly a fact of life but you shouldn't have to split your assets into disparate repositories or hundreds of smaller ones. Whether you're building SaaS services, MMO games, or medical devices, only Perforce efficiently handles your code and binaries, images, configurations and more in one place.
Unified Security: Perforce protects your data and keeps your valuable IP secure and audit compliant across all of your assets. Only Perforce lets you restrict access right down to the file level by user, IP address, or file paths using universal security policies.

Perforce solutions are built with enterprise concerns in mind, which is why some of the most innovative companies on the planet use Perforce. From the world’s largest Clouds to the most demanding real-time games and animations, Perforce is trusted to ensure that development keeps functioning smoothly and efficiently.

Interested? Try Perforce today. All of our products are free for up to 20 users—including technical support.

Perforce has been so integral to our ability to effectively and efficiently develop our products and run our systems, that we'd be in a world of hurt without it."

Tony Lanagan

National Instruments, Engineering Design Services Director