Perforce Announces 2016 Predictions for Version Control and Collaboration

ALAMEDA, Calif. (December 22, 2015) — Perforce Software today announced its predictions for version control and collaboration in 2016. With more than 15,000 customers across a wide variety of industries and geographies, Perforce annually shares its vision for the trends and technologies that will guide innovative companies in how they develop and deliver their products.

Perforce’s predictions for 2016 include:

  • The Rise of Hybrid Version Control Environments: The separation of centralized and distributed collaboration platforms will become obsolete. Organizations will adopt a hybrid approach that enables development teams to use distributed version control (DVCS) like Git integrated with a centralized version control that accommodates large files and trunk-based development. The key here is that all digital assets and code are eventually managed in a system-of-record repository.
  • Operations (Re)embrace the “Mono Repo”: Since the introduction of Git nearly 11 years ago, many startups and open source teams have standardized on lightweight local branching. However, the massively scalable trunk-oriented “mono repo” will reemerge in the public consciousness for the important role it plays in facilitating modern product delivery trends such as Continuous Delivery and DevOps.
  • DevOps Takes the Wheel: Development teams’ focus on speed and innovation creates burdens for the Ops teams responsible for deployment to production environments, uptime, and stability. Hybrid environments will serve both needs and DevOps will champion adoption of these tools across the development and delivery pipeline.
  • Security Teams Enter Earlier into DevOps Discussions: With IP theft continuing and new vulnerabilities surfacing throughout the year, organizations will have no choice but to include Security teams in discussions formerly limited to Dev and Ops teams. Then we’ll just need to agree on the new name for this practice, be it SecDevOps, DevSecOps, Rugged Ops or something entirely new.

“Collaboration and version control are fundamental to development and software has become a crucial part of almost every industry, from pharmaceuticals to automotive,” said Christopher Hoover, global vice president of product strategy at Perforce. “We’re excited to help companies innovate and adapt to this changing landscape.”

About Perforce

Perforce powers innovation at unrivaled scale. With a portfolio of scalable DevOps solutions, we help modern enterprises overcome complex product development challenges by improving productivity, visibility, and security throughout the product lifecycle. Our portfolio includes solutions for Agile planning & ALM, API management,automated mobile & web testing,embeddable analytics, open source support, repository management, static & dynamic code analysis, version control, and more.With over 9,000 customers, Perforce is trusted by the world's leading brands, including NVIDIA, Pixar, Scania, Ubisoft, and VMware. For more information, visit www.perforce.com.

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