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The future of Mylyn

Mik Kersten (Tasktop )

Making With Eclipse · Standard (25 mins)
Thursday, 14:00, 25 minutes | Stevens Creek

Tags: Tools , UI / RCP
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Mylyn is falling apart.  Its tools and frameworks have become so broadly extended by developer collaboration and ALM tools that we are in the process of breaking up the Mylyn project along its API boundaries.  By the time EclipseCon rolls around, we expect Mylyn to become a single container project, with independent sub-projects for the Tasks, Focus, Team, Build, Review, Wiki and Commons tools and frameworks.  If you are a user of Mylyn, come to this talk in order to learn about the most noteworthy features and enhancements that you will see leading up to the Helios release, such as enhanced support for Agile development, code reviews, social technologies and continuous integration systems.  If you are building on Eclipse, you will learn how the re-restructuring will provide new extension, collaboration and contribution opportunities.  This talk will overview the roadmap of Mylyn for Helios and include demonstrations from the new Mylyn sub-project leads, showcasing the latest and greatest task-focused features and APIs.

Dr. Mik Kersten is the CEO of Tasktop Technologies and lead of the Eclipse Mylyn open source project. As a research scientist at Xerox PARC, Mik implemented the first aspect-oriented programming tool support. He then invented the task-focused interface and created Mylyn as part of his PhD at the University of British Columbia. Mik is a popular speaker at software conferences and was voted a JavaOne Rock Star speaker in 2008 and 2009. He enjoys building tools that offload our brains and make it easier to get creative work done. Follow Mik at http://twitter.com/mik_kersten