Founded in 2005, Mylin offers a task-focused interface for organizing development activities in Eclipse to reduce information overload and simplify multitasking, Milinkovich said. "Mylyn makes tasks a first-class part of Eclipse and integrates rich and offline editing for repositories, such as Bugzilla, Trac, and JIRA," according to Eclipse. The project was founded by Mik Kersten, now CEO of Tasktop Technologies, which builds its business around Mylyn.
"I created Mylyn to help developers get control of their day," Kersten says. "With the proliferation of agile and ALM tools, we needed a way to connect our collaboration with our coding. Mylyn did that by focusing the developer on the task at hand, adding social task management to the IDE, and automatically tracking context as you code."