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Branch Smarter to Build Award Winning Games with Perforce Helix Core (Presented By Perforce)

Brent Schiestl  (Director of Product Management, Perforce Software)

David Lewak  (Senior Software Engineer, Perforce Software)

Location: Room 2011, West Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Indie Games Summit Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Programming

Format: Sponsored Session

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Audience Level: All

Perforce Software

Building an award-winning game is complicated; your branching strategy shouldn't be. With projects spanning thousands-to-millions of files, limitations of your versioning system should not dictate how you set up your branches or make you think twice about implementing methodologies such as "branch per bug." Perforce Streams helps teams keep things simple, allowing you to design and automate development and release processes in Helix Core. In a recent survey, 73% of organizations agreed that Helix Core is best-in-class for visualizing your development workflow and preventing common issues like merge conflicts or broken builds. Streams easily organizes changes throughout your project's lifecycle, guiding teams through branching and merging with no external tools or scripts required.  In this talk, we'll introduce a new way to achieve lightweight branching via Sparse Streams. This latest feature in Helix Core will enable your team to branch smarter to build better games, significantly reducing the amount of metadata produced. With benefits like increased developer velocity and lower data storage requirements, Sparse Streams solves the need for lightweight branching for both development and release scenarios. Join Director of Product Management, Brent Schiestl and Senior Software Engineer, David Lewak as they demonstrate how lightweight branching can: -Save your team time and resources. -Significantly reduce the amount of data stored per branch. -Quickly add new branches without paying the metadata population cost.


Attendees will walk away with a greater understanding of lightweight branching functionality and a preview of other upcoming features within Perforce Helix Core version 2024.1.

Intended Audience

This talk is for any game developer interested in versioning at scale, specifically as it pertains to branching strategies. 

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