Posted by tusharvjoshi
on October 11, 2011 at 8:14 PM PDT
Task Focused Interface has become an accepted concept in the current programming paradigms. Mylyn made a breakthrough to introduce the Task Focused Interface in Eclipse world. Cubeon introduced the Task Focused concepts for NetBeans IDE, with many integrations with third party issue databases like JIRA. I was searching for a Task Focused Interface for NetBeans whch will track my opened files automatically in my current task. I ended creating one such feature in project NBTaskFocus.
Project NBTaskFocus makes the automatic tracking of your opened editor files available in its alpha version. It provides two panels named 'Task Explorer' to see your tasks and the activation state of the task, and 'Task Details' to see your tracked opened file context. As soon as you open any file in editor of NetBeans IDE it is added to the activated task as its context. If you close an opened file it is automatically removed from the context.
The article on NetBeans Zone describes steps how to use the NBTaskFocus project.