An Introduction to the
task-focused interface
      Presented by
    Jeffrey Groneberg
          (920602)
•   About Eclipse Mylyn
•   Idea
•   Getting started
•   Demo
•   Review
•   References
• Developed by Mik Kersten
  during his Phd-thesis
• Project-Site:
   – www.eclipse.org/mylyn
• Mylyn is a plugin for
  Ec...
How much time are you really
 developing during a working
            day?
• Most of the time we are:
  – Searching
  – Analyzing
  – Closing and opening documents
  – Scrolling
  – Summarizing
  –...
Concentrate on what is
    neccessary!
• Building tasks
• See those things in the IDE which are
  related to a specific task (files,
  packages, libraries, metho...
• Integrate into ticket systems (task
  repositories) e.g. JIRA, Mantis, Trac
• Collaborate with your team
• Use MyLyn for...
• Should be integrated in recent Eclipse
  distributions
• If not:
   – Eclipse -> Help -> Install new
     Software
   – ...
• Hide complexity
• Report and forward bugs/features and
  appropriate context to experts
• Almost anything can be package...
• Mighty
• Quite impressed by its ease to use and
  effectiveness
• People have to rethink
   – They have to learn to writ...
• Tutorials & Introductions

   – http://tasktop.com/mylyn/
   – http://tasktop.com/resources/tutorials/
   – http://taskt...
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An introduction to Eclipse Mylyn

  1. 1. An Introduction to the task-focused interface Presented by Jeffrey Groneberg (920602)
  2. 2. • About Eclipse Mylyn • Idea • Getting started • Demo • Review • References
  3. 3. • Developed by Mik Kersten during his Phd-thesis • Project-Site: – www.eclipse.org/mylyn • Mylyn is a plugin for Eclipse • Open-Source
  4. 4. How much time are you really developing during a working day?
  5. 5. • Most of the time we are: – Searching – Analyzing – Closing and opening documents – Scrolling – Summarizing – Reporting • Less of the time we are: – Developing – Doing our tasks
  6. 6. Concentrate on what is neccessary!
  7. 7. • Building tasks • See those things in the IDE which are related to a specific task (files, packages, libraries, methods and editors) • Be on schedule • Report what you have done and what others have to do
  8. 8. • Integrate into ticket systems (task repositories) e.g. JIRA, Mantis, Trac • Collaborate with your team • Use MyLyn for Office documents • Develope own integration with a plugin – http://wiki.eclipse.org/index.php/M ylyn_Extensions
  9. 9. • Should be integrated in recent Eclipse distributions • If not: – Eclipse -> Help -> Install new Software – http://download.eclipse.org/tools/m ylyn/update/e3.4
  10. 10. • Hide complexity • Report and forward bugs/features and appropriate context to experts • Almost anything can be packaged as a task • Collaborate (virtual teams) • Congregate knowledge due to repository
  11. 11. • Mighty • Quite impressed by its ease to use and effectiveness • People have to rethink – They have to learn to write tasks and build good context – Trainings may be needed • Processes are needed for reviewing finished tasks (Quality gateway for tasks ) • Could produce overhead – Simple/trivial things are provided as task – Maybe some kind of moderation is needed • Will start to use it now for private
  12. 12. • Tutorials & Introductions – http://tasktop.com/mylyn/ – http://tasktop.com/resources/tutorials/ – http://tasktop.com/videos/mylyn/webcast- mylyn-3.0.html – http://tasktop.com/videos/w-jax/kersten- keynote.html
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