Build, Stage, Review, Merge: Task-focused Development the Eclipse Mylyn Way
State of the art application development tool stacks often include a variety of ALM systems that are disconnected from each other and lack integration with tools typically used by developers. For tasks, Eclipse Mylyn streamlines workflow by providing first-class integration with the IDE. New Mylyn connectors now enable the same integrated workflows for code reviews, builds and version control systems like Git. For example, a developer can use the Mylyn Task List to track a Bugzilla requirement. On task activation, the EGit Mylyn integration automatically branches, managing the change in the workspace. Once a commit is pushed, Gerrit stages the change, creates a code review and a Hudson build is triggered to execute tests. Meanwhile, the Mylyn Reviews project enables a team member to complete a code review and provide feedback to the developer, all without leaving the IDE. We will show how the tools available in the Mylyn project work together to seamlessly integrate development artifacts in Eclipse and provide traceability all the way from the requirement to the final merge into the production branch.