Category: Guest Posts

  • December 21, 2016

     

    There are few things more ubiquitous today than your car, especially within the fast-paced confines of our commuter culture. Now, as of 2016, no living generation can claim the automobile as anything less than the quintessential means of transportation.

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  • April 11, 2016

    These are interesting times to be in the business of software innovation! It’s exhilarating to see the great things happening now in our space with the continued merging of Dev and Ops, legacy application and new technologies, tried-and-true practices and this new world of Continuous everything.

  • April 08, 2016

    Perforce servers contain a gold mine of data. Interesting data can include the number of changelists per day, the trends in your user license count or the amount of replication lag in your distributed environment.

    What data do you extract from Perforce, and how do you use it?

  • April 04, 2016

     

    Although you may not be familiar with our company name, you are undoubtedly familiar with Pac-Man. NAMCO BANDAI, then known as NAMCO, created the original Pac-Man game in 1980 in Japan. Back then, in the old days of game development, we didn’t use version control. A game was created by one game designer, one programmer, one graphic artist and one sound artist.

  • April 01, 2016

    Mistakes are ever-present in a programmer’s life. No matter how experienced we are, we’ll never be immune from making mistakes. Since we can’t avoid them, we’re best off when we prepare for when they do happen. Using a version control system such as Git is one of the best preparations you can make.

     
  • March 29, 2016

    For the fifth year in a row, McKesson’s iKnowMed application received the #1 ranking among Oncology & Hematology Electronic Health Records (EHR).

    There are many pieces that go into creating such a great app, including our use of Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment. We implemented a narrow version of Continuous Deployment, and later set up Continuous Integration before we even knew these approaches had names. Shortly after becoming Perforce users 16 years ago, we realized that its usefulness went far beyond what we expected from a version control system. We have a great team of developers, but we are also surrounded by other professionals who started using Perforce to manage documentation, configuration changes, training videos, clinical content and timely, customized news and information that can show up on the customer’s home page simply by submitting the information to Perforce Helix. Our CD and CI approaches grew from need and opportunity. Perforce Helix’s flexibility allowed this to happen.

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