The Eclipse Mylyn project has been a key driver of task-focused collaboration inside of the Eclipse IDE. For many years, developers have been relying on Mylyn as a desktop client to connect with task repositories, collaborate with other developers, and manage application lifecycles. With web IDEs moving into maturity, how will Mylyn adapt to the new development model?
Eclipse provides a lot of powerful features and capabilities as an IDE. With so much functionality at your disposal, there is a lot of functionality that is very useful, but not easily discoverable. To be productive, mastering your IDE is as important as mastering your source code.
In this talk, I will unleash many invaluable tips and tricks that will allow you to better use the Eclipse IDE and make you more productive in your routine development tasks. During this talk you will have many "Ah, I didn't know Eclipse can do that!" moments.
Everything has gone Cloud but developers haven't yet accepted tools that are hosted there, why is that? What's missing in the available Cloud based tooling environments that makes a developer cringe? This talk will look at how you build an app on the desktop and how you build and deploy it in the Cloud to figure out what are the shortcomings of either approach. You're likely to leave this talk a little surprised at how much you really can do in the Cloud, or by your comments, effect the next set of feature requests.
The Eclipse IDE is great, but also an old-fashioned and heavyweight desktop IDE application. As a contrast to this, new projects and companies are working towards cloud-based developer tooling, using a front-end that runs purely in the browser. The Eclipse Orion project is one example. While those new approaches look promising, they are usually completely disconnected from the existing desktop-class IDEs and are still lightyears away from working well for Java developers.
Many Eclipse IDE users are still happy using Eclipse as their daily Java IDE - and indeed, the Java tooling in Eclipse is great. But don’t you hear people saying things like: Eclipse got too big, too slow, too clunky, too overloaded with features and plugins, doesn't support language X, hard to configure, and similar complaints? I do. I hear people complaining about all sorts of things and I am afraid of Eclipse losing its great reputation as an IDE. As a consequence, I think, we should try to make Eclipse fun again.