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By Laura Wingerd

When builders construct software program, they can maintain music of the entire diversified models and all of the elements they use with software program configuration administration (SCM) platforms. one of many extra well known SCM items is Perforce.

Authored through Perforce's personal vice president of product know-how, Practical Perforce is definitely the right supplement to the present product guide, focusing much less at the 'how" and extra at the "why" and "when." The publication is not just a priceless creation to Perforce,it's an enlightening source for these already conversant in this flexible SCM product. no matter if you are a programmer, product supervisor, or construct engineer, you stand to profit from the various insider suggestions and concepts awarded during this handy guide.

Practical Perforce is split into major elements. half I deals a whirlwind technical travel, whole with cautious descriptions of uncomplicated and complex Perforce instructions designed to offer you a baseline wisdom. half II describes the large picture-using Perforce in a collaborative software program improvement. It outlines advised most sensible practices and fast exhibits tips on how to enforce them with the Perforce operations brought partly I. during the booklet, you are going to how one can maximize Perforce so it completes initiatives like those within the best demeanour possible:

  • Keep song of alterations as you behavior concurrent parallel paintings on files
  • Log activity
  • Generate reviews on who did what when
  • Compare, merge and department files
  • Store documents and dossier configurations
  • Restore misplaced trojan horse fixes

Recognizing the pitfalls and practices of an SCM procedure like Perforce is basically necessary to generating solid software program. Now, with Practical Perforce, you might have the sting you must confirm success.

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282 Staging web pages visible content material improvement computer virus Fixes and Staging Streams significant net improvement 282 288 297 302 A. establishing a Perforce try out setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305 B. Perforce Terminology and P4 instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311 Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315 word list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321 desk of Contents | v Preface what's Perforce? If you’ve picked up this publication just because of its riveting name, you'll be puzzling over what Perforce is. Perforce is a software program configuration administration (SCM) process. SCM structures are utilized by software program builders to maintain music of the entire software program they construct and the entire elements that move into it. a superb SCM approach can clarify the mysteries of software program improvement and head off its disasters—mysteries like misplaced malicious program fixes, and mess ups like botched dossier merges. In large-scale and advertisement environments, sturdy SCM is actually necessary to generating reliable software program. It’s All software program and We’re All software program builders SCM used to be involved in records that desktop programmers produced. Now it's occupied with documents of all kinds company produces. software program, while considered from the viewpoint of SCM, is any activity that calls a working laptop or computer domestic. Documention, websites, spreadsheets, schematics, photos, sound—it’s all software program. If it’s saved in laptop records and will get outfitted, embedded, or packaged right into a deliverable end result, it’s software program. The time period software program developer would possibly not sound love it applies to websites authors, photograph artists, try out engineers, and technical writers, yet for the aim of this e-book, a person whose paintings consists of developing desktop documents from highbrow idea is a software program developer. Perforce, like several SCM structures, retains song of adjustments as humans do concurrent, parallel paintings on records. It logs task; studies who did what; compares, merges, and vii this can be the identify of the publication, eMatter version Copyright © 2005 O’Reilly & affiliates, Inc. All rights reserved. branches documents; and shops documents and dossier configurations. a few of Perforce’s so much salient positive factors are: The depot Perforce shops records in a safe repository often called the depot. The depot is a centrally positioned, everlasting archive of all dossier content material submitted by means of clients. * Workspaces Perforce clients paintings on records in workspaces, deepest disk components in their personal that include copies of depot documents. during this booklet we’ll describe powerful ways in which builders can use workspaces, and we’ll additionally talk about how workspaces can be utilized to automate nightly builds, liberate packaging, internet staging, and different software program construction initiatives. Changelists Perforce changelists tie records replaced jointly into unmarried devices of labor. each switch to the depot should be traced to a changelist, and each changelist marks a identified, reproducible nation of the depot; the depot evolves as changelists are submitted.

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