Mylyn Best Practices in Bite-Sized Chunks

by David Shepherd, March 18th, 2010

Over the past year I’ve been working closely with those in the Tasktop and Mylyn community at large to define best practices for task-focused programming and collaboration. My goal has been to share what I’ve learned about how the leaders in task management use Tasktop and Mylyn to collaborate effectively. To this end, I’ve created several articles on the major task management topics. My focus on major topics is necessary to communicate the full task management vision, but it also results in longer, more intense in-depth posts.


I’ve found the perfect companion series to my in-depth best practices posts. Marc Esher, a thought leader in the Eclipse and Cold Fusion community has been creating an outstanding series of articles on Mylyn best practices in short, bite-sized posts. His content includes great text and often includes a video walkthrough of the feature or concept that he is focusing on. Next coffee break skip the walk (or drive) to Starbucks, grab a home-brewed cup, and spend 5 minutes with one of Marc’s posts. You’ll save a few dollars and your new-found Mylyn knowledge could save you a few minutes (each day!).

Here are Marc’s Mylyn posts to date:

  1. Why Mylyn is Indispensible
  2. The Best Eclipse Menu You’ve Never Heard Of
  3. Mylyn and Jira Short Tutorial
  4. Mylyn and Jira Sharing Context
  5. Mylyn Creating New Issues

I hope you enjoy these articles. If you have any input on task management best practices please join the dialog with me on Twitter. I love to hear from users and your input will influence our future posts.

3 Responses to “Mylyn Best Practices in Bite-Sized Chunks”

  1. denstar Says:

    Awesome! Marc is a hero of mine, it’s super that you’ve picked up on his stuff. He writes in a really swell style too! Very easy going, and just plain useful information.

    Cheers to you both for helping spread the awesomeness that is Mylyn to the masses!

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  3. Umesh Says:

    I have been an active user for tasktop Pro. I admire its simplicity and robustness. I am specially impressed with the time tracking options it provides. I was feeling a need to use command line / batch / shell script / maven / ant or any other automator tools which allows me to create reports without the need to visit the ‘Create Personal report’ in Tasktop. Is there any form of API available to access those resources?

    Thanks and Regards,

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