P4 Blog

  • November 02, 2015

    Our new Version Management Best Practices whitepaper is required reading for anyone using version management tools. Starting with the basics (e.g. "what makes a good check-in?") this guide, based on years of our and customers' experience, provides practical advice on how to get the most out of your version management environment.

  • November 02, 2015

    How often do you wish you had more time? Well today your wish is granted! The MERGE 2016 call for speakers has been extended to November 5th.

    We're looking for talks that appeal to developers, team leaders and administrators. Topics of interest include DevOps & Continuous Delivery, DVCS & Git in the Enterprise, Tools & Integrations, High Availability & Disaster Recovery, Component Based Development, Collaboration & Workflow, Cloud-based Development, Security/IP Protection, and Digital Asset Management.

  • October 30, 2015

    Chris Makin is IT infrastructure administrator at Playground Games, maker of the highly successful and award-winning titles Forza Horizon and Forza Horizon 2. Among other things, Chris’ role at Playground includes ensuring that the teams creating the games, whether coders or artists, have a smooth-running working environment and efficient tools.

    In a recent Develop magazine article, Chris provided sound advice on how to make sure that tools do their jobs, based on an ethos of "prevention is better than cure."

    Here are Chris' 7 tips for proactively getting the most out of your tools:

  • October 29, 2015

    The Perforce Helix Versioning Engine 2015.2 is out, and included among the many new features are improvements to its DVCS capabilities. These changes are aimed mainly at the communication between personal and shared servers. Today I’ll give you a quick overview - we’ll dive deeper into some of these features in a future post.

  • October 27, 2015

    We’ve been hard at work on Helix Cloud, our free, multi-tenant hosted collaboration platform, and have recently opened it up to users at large. Now in open beta, Helix Cloud lets you harness the power of Helix version control in a snap.

    Start using Helix Cloud today.

    There’s no server to set-up, no administrative burden… just sign up and you’re ready to go.

  • October 26, 2015

    There are more commonalities between philosophy and industry than meets the eye. The principles of software development, for one, bear strong resemblance to the characteristics of mankind. Inspired by the teachings of Confucius, this article looks at how the ancient Chinese philosopher’s wisdom still applies today to one of the most modern of disciplines.