Today I had my first lick of the Steam Pipe today.
I managed to convert Garry’s Mod Beta over to the new Steampipe format. It was pretty straight forward. And now with the run of a .bat file I can send an update to Steam and have it live around the world within a couple of minutes!
You can make branches too. This means I can make a special development branch and potentially integrate with our build servers so that the Steampipe version is always using the latest version. This will allow people asking for bug fixes to receive them within 10 minutes of reporting, being able to test and verify the fix – and then have the fix pushed out whenever we think the world is ready.
So if you were lucky enough to have access to the Garry’s Mod Beta back in the day it might be a good idea to reinstall it and check it out :)