P4 Blog

  • October 17, 2014
    p4 clean
    Image: PhylB via Flickr

    Build engineers need a pristine state of their source material. This particularly means not having any artifacts such as object files or class files leftover from a previous build in the build workspace.

    There are several ways to achieve this in Perforce:

    • Create a new workspace for each build
    • Reuse the workspace by removing all files and forcing a sync, optionally skipping the have-list update for more speed (using the –p option)
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  • October 15, 2014

    tutorial video library

    The Perforce Tutorial Video Library has been completely redesigned and now includes all of the video content previously available only in the Perforce eLearning courses. This will be the central location for all “how-to” video content and a valuable resource for anyone who needs to get up-to-speed quickly.

  • October 15, 2014

    p4search api


    At the MERGE 2014 conference, I had the pleasure of presenting with Sven Erik Knop on the topic of P4Search, our popular new web service for content-based searches across your Perforce environment. Our talk explained the inner workings of P4 Search, its setup and applications, and explored ideas on how to extend this great and essential tool. You'll find our presentation here.

    Our presentation was limited to 30 minutes, and there were many interesting topics we could not get to. One such topic was the P4Search API, which I'll elaborate a bit on here.

  • October 10, 2014


    My first tech mentor was named Simon. He sat me down in front a computer running MS-DOS when I was 9 years old. He encouraged me to explore the system using the "cd" and "dir" commands. He instructed me to look for files ending in "exe", "bat" and "com" in order to run them. He taught me how to copy, move and rename files. He showed me his CAD drawings and how they related to his work with machinery. He was the best mentor a little girl could have. He was patient, understanding, enthusiastic, and he is also my father.

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  • October 08, 2014

    perforce supportStarting on October 9, you will receive your case number in an email response when you create your support case through email and web channels, acknowledging that we have received your request.

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  • October 08, 2014

    remote administration p4dPerforce server architecture has taken significant strides lately. It wasn’t too long ago when we had customers running hundreds or even thousands of users off of a central Perforce server aided by good ol’ caching proxies. Fast forward to today and you have a several deployment options to choose from as part of the federated server architecture. Some examples: