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Mylyn is a pretty big project that is now a core part of Eclipse. If you have installed one of the recent releases of Eclipse, it should be in there by default. Mylyn does a lot of stuff, but I only use the task list. If you follow the directions below and don't find Mylyn (for example, it doesn't seem to come with CF Builder), you can find it here.
To find Mylyn's Task List, click Window->Show View->Other. Then expand the Tasks tree and open Task List.
In the Task List view that you just opened, at the top of the view there is a New Task button. Click that. The confusing part happens now...Eclipse wants you to select a repository. This is part of the larger Mylyn feature set that I ignore. I think you can use external task repositories stored in Subversion, or something like that. But I always just select "Local" and click Finish.
Now you are on the create task View. Give your task a name, and set any of the other fields you may want (I always leave them as default). Click the save button. Close this Task properties view.
Now, back on the Task List view you should see your new task. Now comes the second non-intuitive part. To activate/deactivate tasks you click the little circle next to the task name in the Task List. Here's a screen shot:
As you can see in this screenie, my No Fee task is active and all the others are inactive. If I wanted to switch to my Order Handler task, I would simply click the circle next to it's name. When you have tasks active, you can open/close files as part of your normal work, and Mylyn will keep track of these files for you. When you switch tasks, Mylyn will restore the files you had previously opened for that task.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Next month's meeting (September 13th) will be a demo derby. The meeting is at 6 PM. This means that YOU can do a short presentation of a cool project you've worked on in the past. I'd prefer if these were ColdFusion oriented, but if you want you can present on any web development topic that is related to ColdFusion. I'd like each demo to take 5-10 minutes. So start thinking now about something you'd like to share with the group, as I hope we will have lots of participation for this. Also, if you know of any CFers that may not know about our group, please spread the word!
We have a new meeting location! Thanks to Roy for letting us meet at Senator Crapo's office last time. We have found what I hope will be a nice permanent location for our group (and thanks again to Roy for this tip.) ITT Technical Institute has graciously allowed us to put down roots at their campus in Boise near HP. We will have a projector and Internet access for the presenter (sorry, no Internet if you are not presenting.)
Just a reminder that we are meeting tonight at Burger N Brew @ 6 PM. Also, the directions I posted in the last announcement were wrong. The Burger N Brew on Fairview is now a smoking bar (I think it's called "The Office".) So we are meeting at the Burger N Brew on State St. Here is a map.
And for those that missed the last meeting...we decided that meeting attendance will increase your chances with the semi-annual software drawing (the next drawing will be in December). Each time you attend gets you another "ticket" in the drawing. So for example, if Jill attends 10 times but Jack only attends 1 time, Jill will have 10 times the chances to win the drawing. And I will be counting these casual meetings at restaurants. :)
Next Tuesday is our meeting for this month, and this time we are having a special guest. His name is Bilal Soylu, and he is the CTO of Verian Technologies. He will be presenting his topic "Applied Application Security", and we will be using Acrobat Connect to "bring" him to Boise (he lives on the other side of the country.) Please plan on attending! I have posted the details in our event calendar.
We are scheduled to have a meeting Tuesday June 14th at 6 PM. This will be our software drawing meeting. Whoever wins the drawing could get a copy of ColdFusion Standard, or maybe the new Create Suite 5.5 if you prefer.
For this meeting, Roy will present on jQuery and AJAX in relation to ColdFusion development. We will meet at his office. More details will follow, but mark your calendars. And tell all of your ColdFusion friends! :)
If any of you would like to attend AdobeMax this year, Adobe is offering a discount to Adobe User Group members. You can save $200-$400! Drop a comment on this post if you want this discount and I'll send it to you.
The Early Bird pass is $1295 and the regular MAX pass is $1495 so depending on when you use it, this is either $200 or $400 off. Visit the AdobeMax website to register.
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Like last month, we aren't going to have a formal meeting this month. We will meet at Burger N Brew on State St. again @ 6 PM. Here is a map if you need directions.
I hope you all can make it to next Tuesday's meeting (not tomorrow, Tuesday the 13th.) And I hope most of you are planning to do a demo of something cool you've built in the past (or something cool you build just for us!) :) Next week's meeting details are here.
Don't forget our meeting tonight! All the details are here.
Last night we were priviledged to have Bilal Soylu from Verian Technologies present on "Practical Application Security for ColdFusion". The meeting was over Adobe Connect, because Bilal lives in the Eastern United States. The meeting was recorded, and you can watch it here. I think it was very informative and we learned many new things about securing our ColdFusion applications.
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