April 01, 2016
Tobias Günther is the founder and CEO of fournova Software GmbH
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 31, 2016
Liz Lam, Community Developer (@p4liz)
We truly live in a connected world. There are so many ways to engage with one another that it's almost mind boggling. The Perforce Community is not an exception to that trend. Whether you're sharing your open source tools in the Workshop, asklng questions in the Perforce Forums, or kickin' it old school on our IRC channel - there are plenty of ways to stay in touch! Now, there is another way. Join the Perforce Community on Slack. Feel free to ask questions, share your projects and ideas or just chat with other members of the Perforce Community.
March 29, 2016
Teresa Kosinski, Senior Configuration Manager at McKesson
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.
March 28, 2016
Samantha Glover, European Senior Events Specialist
We recently attended the prestigious FSTech Awards in London where we were nominated for Most Innovative Product of the Year. We are thrilled to announce we won the award from the influential FStech group, the leading business website for IT decision makers in the UK and European financial services sector.
March 25, 2016
Mark Warren, Director of Product MarketingVulnerabilities in Git have recently been discovered which could potentially be exploited to corrupt memory or execute malicious code on remote servers and clients (CVE-2016-2324 and 2315 - more information is available in the Git release notes). In response, both Helix GitSwarm and Git Fusion have been updated to include Git 2.7.4 to address these potential vulnerabilities.It is recommended that all users update to the latest versions at the earliest opportunity.
March 25, 2016Matthew Janulewicz, Staff Engineer - Perforce Administrator at Dolby Labs
We are elbow-deep in a platform switch here at Dolby Labs. As admins, we wondered if our current filesystem could be preserved on the same hardware with a new OS, and if so, would we want to? Would we see the same performance? And if so, what was that performance? Could we do better with a new filesystem?