EclipseCon 10 years old

This was the tenth year of EclipseCon and my fourth time attending. I have been using the Eclipse IDE for over 12 years and so much has changed with technology and developers’ expectations. At the beginning, just having a single Java IDE that was smart enough to edit, compile, run, and debug your code was …

How-to: task-focused programming

Applies to:  Tasktop Pro or Eclipse Mylyn Level:  Beginner Summary:    Learn how to focus your Java programming efforts with Tasktop, increasing your personal productivity  Which files was I working with before lunch? In the course of a day of programming developers often work on many tasks, where each task involves a different set of …

Community News, March 31, 2009

Atlassian Eclipse Connector 1.0 – Beta now available by Ken Olofsen “Anyone using the Mylyn plugin for JIRA understands the value of having a task-focused interface for managing your work. What’s really exciting about the new Eclipse Connector is that we have teamed up with our friends at Tasktop in order to provide similar functionality for …

Tasktop Dev how-to: Create tasks with style

Applies to: Tasktop Dev Pro, Tasktop Dev Starter, and Mylyn Level: Intermediate Summary: Learn how to create tasks with good style, speeding your personal workflow and facilitating collaboration Tasks are a vehicle for communication. Tasks that you create may be completed by others, and next month you might resume tasks that you create today. Whether communicating with …

How-to: Track Tasks with Queries, Not Email

  Applies to: Tasktop Pro, Tasktop Starter and Mylyn Level: Introductory Summary: Learn how to track tasks with Tasktop’s Queries, eliminating task update emails UPDATED on January 30, 2009: We’ve revised the best practice to simplify the configuration and avoid duplicate tasks in the task list. We will address more advanced configurations in an upcoming …

Community News, January 21, 2009

Controlling Your Attention is the New Work Ethic By Gina Trapani Check out this lifehacker.com post and the follow-up comment by mark_k. mark_k points out how Tasktop helps control attention by working like a GTD inbox, tracking the context of files needed for a task, and providing task-based time tracking.  Your Time by Shri This thoughtful article proposes ways …

How-to: Connect to a Repository

Applies to: Tasktop Dev Pro, Tasktop Dev Starter and Mylyn Level: Introductory Summary: In this article you will learn how to connect Tasktop Dev to Task Repositories such as JIRA, CollabNet, Rally, and Bugzilla We’re pleased to announce the first in a series of “How-to” posts that will help you make the most of the task-focused technology …