Monthly Archives: December 2006

EclipseCon 2007 Programme Selection

The EclipseCon programme selection process is an open and transparent process. It is. Really. It says so on the website: The selection is done in an open and transparent way using the Eclipse open source project rules. Specifically, all submission … Continue reading

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I am Eclipse

Since Ian brought it up… Hey, I’m not a salesman, or a consultant…I’m not egotistical, or vain, or arrogant…and I don’t know Jimmy, Sally or Suzy from HP,although I’m certain they’re really really nice. I have an Executive Director, not … Continue reading

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Eclipse Forum Europe 2007

Today is the last day to get your talks in for Eclipse Forum Europe. Do it. Do it now.

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Mylar as far as the eye can see…

If you haven’t had your fill of Mylar yet (I know I haven’t), check out this interview with Mylar Project Lead, Mik Kersten.

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Five Reasons to Love Mylar: Part Five

Mylar facilitates communication with other team members through the task repository. There’s a handy “Attach context” feature that appears on the task editor that lets you package up your task context and attach it to the task (bug) in the … Continue reading

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Five Reasons to Love Mylar: Part Four

Mylar hooks to external task repositories. The Mylar download site offers support for integrating with Bugzilla, JIRA, and Trac. There is a long talk proposal for EclipseCon that intends to discuss (among other topics) integration with XPlanner. I’ve been using … Continue reading

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Five Reasons to Love Mylar: Part Three

Mylar remembers what you were doing when you switch between tasks. This is pretty closely related to my second reason, but I think it deserves it’s own special spot. Not only does Mylar keep track of what you’re doing, it … Continue reading

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Eclipse Forum Europe 2007

Eclipse Forum Europe starts on April 23, 2007 at the Rhein-Main-Hallen in Wiesbaden, Germany. I really love this conference, so I’m going to be there. The call for papers ends on December 18th. Be sure to get your submission in. … Continue reading

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Here it comes again

A bunch of my friends and I get together on new year’s day for an annual tradition. This tradition involves using a chainsaw to cut a hole in the ice of the Rideau River (in beautiful, but somewhat chilly, Ottawa), … Continue reading

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Five Reasons to Love Mylar: Part Two

Mylar focuses you on your task. I’m starting to think of this in terms of top down development. I’ve always done software development using a top-down or "needs driven" approach. That is, I’ve always started by building the tests, then … Continue reading

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