P4 Blog

  • October 23, 2015

    Giving back to the communities from which we have benefitted is an integral part of our culture at Perforce. Since our inception we have donated over $4.7 million dollars to charitable organizations around the globe.

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  • October 21, 2015

    Never before have we had so many great tools for creating software. However, these potent new tools need to be tamed—we need to make them secure and easy to use.

    Git is a perfect example. One of the most powerful version control systems currently available, it offers lots of great features and possibilities for improving your software development. But it also brings with it a set of new challenges, such as repository management and its high level of complexity.

    To make Git work in an enterprise environment, GitSwarm and Tower have come to the rescue.

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  • October 21, 2015

    This is part of a customer spotlight series designed to highlight Women in Tech.  It's been fun and inspiring getting to know to each one of these women. As they share where they've been and how they came to where they are now, it is my hope that others will be encouraged and inspired too.

    I have had the pleasure of getting to know Teresa Kosinski over the years. I can usually count on seeing her at MERGE or running into her at other various Perforce events. Teresa is a Senior Configuration Manager at McKesson, where her dream is to automate everything. She has over 20 years of experience in the software industry. She loves following sports, and enjoys playing golf, basketball, and bicycling.

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  • October 20, 2015

    Git developers working with repos containing large numbers of files or large binary files know all too well how performance degrades in such cases. As a result the Git community has long desired the ability to clone only part of a repo, so-called “narrow cloning”, but it’s a feature Git still lacks and doesn’t seem to be a development priority.

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  • October 19, 2015

    PAX Prime is the annual Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle dedicated to gaming. While other gaming shows throughout the year focus on media, vendors, or other developers, PAX is for gamers—80,000 of them. Tickets are typically affordable but in demand, selling out within minutes. As usual, this year’s PAX Prime was big. Packed with gamers, demos, and game developers from the biggest companies to dozens of indies, this 4-day event was, in a word, awesome.

  • October 16, 2015

    The story you are about to read is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.

    Just the Facts, Ma'am

    Recently, several customers with large Helix user-bases experienced unresponsive servers and hung processes on multi-core Linux machines with large physical memory. The servers were provisioned adequately for the loads they were receiving but behaved as if they were overwhelmed. After much troubleshooting, research, and investigation, we determined that the culprit was the Transparent Huge Page (THP) feature of certain versions and/or distributions of Linux.

    Read on to see if you may also be affected.