Mylar's task-focused interaction technology has changed the way that developers work. Current IDEs overload developers with tens of thousands of artifacts, meaning that we often spend more time searching, scrolling, and navigating than we do programming. Mylar focuses the entire UI of Eclipse to show only the information relevant to the task-at-hand. This relevant information is held in what is called a Task Context. Developers may choose to share their Task Context with other team members. Once shared others can then retrieve the context - focusing their workbench. The developer can then pick up where the other developer left off, update the shared context and iterate collaboratively. Stop by this poster if you want to learn more or chat about how task-focused collaboration can simplify developers' workflow.
Rob Elves is a committer on the Mylar project responsible for maintaining and improving the Mylar Tasks Framework and Bugzilla Connector.