Perforce Launches SCM Platform Helix
The company's Helix platform includes advanced repo management capabilities, pull requests, issue tracking, and Web hooks.Perforce Software announced the launch of Helix, a source code management (SCM) and content collaboration platform that brings distributed workflows, Git management, advanced threat detection and new deployment options to enterprises building Internet of Things devices and digital media. Helix is hybrid version management software that supports both distributed and centralized version control. The platform includes a cloud edition, Helix Cloud, which provides file storage, sharing, collaboration, and versioning through a Web-based interface. "With Helix, we wanted to serve the complex and sometimes conflicting needs of IoT development," Chris Hoover, global vice president of product and marketing for Perforce, told eWEEK. "From shoes that monitor workouts to self-driving cars, today’s products reflect the combined efforts of many contributors that use different tools and different workflows. Achieving our goal meant helping companies building these products to coordinate the efforts of teams including software development, physical design, electrical design, and multimedia." Helix is designed to pull these threads together by supporting both centralized and distributed workflows for software development, including a comprehensive Git ecosystem, Hoover said.
"It supports large binaries. It meets enterprise needs for scalability and reliability, and it includes unique security features that protect intellectual property in ways no other SCM system can."