P4 Blog

  • August 11, 2016


    Once upon a time, I was enamored with ClearCase.  In 1994 when I first started using it, I’d say it was the best version management system on the planet, the only one at the time that truly understood just how important branching and merging were.  Branching (easy) and merging (not so easy) enable effective collaboration of the efforts of large numbers of software developers.  But over the years, dealing with the excessive complexity and poor performance of ClearCase made it unbearable to use.

  • August 08, 2016
    The concept and applications of DevOps have been buzzing around many organizations and a lot of those organizations have already taken the leap into DevOps practices. This path, despite vague promises of glory at the end of the road, has been daunting for many. Now, however, thanks to those brave enough to dive into the uncharted waters of DevOps, we have warning signs and tales from the battlefield to light our way. From customer experience to toolkits for success, this week Perforce and Forrester Research will share our DevOps secrets with you.
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  • August 04, 2016

    ChinaJoy is the much snappier name for the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference. Based in Shanghai, it’s the best event to attend in China for the Digital Entertainment Industry, so this year Perforce took a direct booth to capture as many leads as it could from both local Chinese gaming companies and global gaming organisations in attendance.

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  • July 22, 2016

    The Future of Disaster Relief 

    We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.”  Bill Gates



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  • July 18, 2016

    Helix DVCS – Push Like a Pro

    This post was a long time coming, but we are a bit busy at the moment. Nevertheless: if you read my previous posts on DVCS, you are probably curious how to push your changes to a remote server.



    You should all have successfully created local servers by now, either through an init or a clone. It is time to share your magnum opus with the rest of the world.

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    There! That wasn’t that hard, was it?

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  • July 06, 2016

    As we continue to look for new ways to provide greater value for our customers, we’re excited to welcome our first Chief Product Officer ever, Tim Russell, to spearhead initiatives to expand our solutions that automate and protect the technology innovation and delivery lifecycle.


    Tim joins us with extensive experience leading technology teams in high-growth software companies, including NetApp, SafeNet, and Secure Computing. Most recently, he was Vice President of Product Management for NetApp’s Data Fabric Group where he led the definition and engineering of customer solutions for data center, cloud, and hybrid cloud data management.


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