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

Enterprises across the globe rely on Perforce to build and deliver digital products faster and with higher quality. Perforce offers complete developer collaboration and agile project management tools to accelerate delivery cycles — from agile planning tools to requirements, issues and test management, which then link to all source code, binary assets and artifacts for full build and release tracking and visibility. The company’s version control solutions are well known for securely managing change across all digital content — source code, art files, video files, images, libraries — while supporting the developer and build tools your teams need to be productive, such as Git, Visual Studio, Jenkins, Adobe, Maya and many others. Perforce is trusted by the world’s most innovative brands, including NVIDIA, Pixar, Scania, Ubisoft, and VMware. The company has offices in Minneapolis, MN, Alameda, CA, Mason, OH, the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, Germany, and Australia, and sales partners around the globe. For more information, please visit www.perforce.com.