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Intent is a newly proposed open source project under [[Mylyn]]. [[Intent/Installation_Guide|Intent 0.7]] is available as part of the Eclipse Juno Release Train.
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Intent is a newly proposed open source project under [[Mylyn]]. [[Intent/Installation_Guide|Intent 0.7]] is available as part of the Eclipse Juno Release Train, and Intent 0.8 will be released with Eclipse Kepler.
  
Intent allows teams to easily keep documentation up-to-date with any development artifact (e.g. models, code, environment). The documentation, integrated with other Eclipse tools, then becomes truly useful and is no longer a burden that developers have to carry to please their customers or project manager.
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The Mylyn Intent prime objective is to make developers consider documentation as something useful and easy to maintain, that they can use to formalize their best practices and share their knowledge. Based on a new vision of the documentation, in which explanations in natural langage are formally linked with technical artefacts (java code, models, manifest files, bugzilla issues, git repositories, etc.), Intent allows you to efficiently update documentation when a change occurs in your software, turning it into a true Agile documentation.
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On top of that synchronization mechanism, Intent provides advanced tooling to write/query your documentation with everything you would expect from a modern IDE (completion, quick-fixes, quick-outlines allowing semantic searches...). Intent also allows live collaboration around documentation tasks.
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The documentation, integrated with other Eclipse tools, then becomes truly useful and is no longer a burden that developers have to carry to please their customers or project manager.
  
 
Don't know where to start? Check out our [[Intent/Useful_Links|useful links]] or the [http://www.eclipse.org/projects/project.php?id=mylyn.docs.intent project summary].
 
Don't know where to start? Check out our [[Intent/Useful_Links|useful links]] or the [http://www.eclipse.org/projects/project.php?id=mylyn.docs.intent project summary].
  
Based on Donald Knuth's Literate Programming concepts and allowing collaborative work around design tasks, Intent was presented at [http://www.eclipse.org/intent/pages/transcripts/2012_AgileALMConnect/Intent_AgileALMConnect2012.htm Agile ALM connect 2012].
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Based on Donald Knuth's Literate Programming concepts and allowing collaborative work around design tasks, Intent was presented at [http://www.eclipse.org/intent/pages/transcripts/2013_EclipseConBoston/Intent_EConBoston2013.html#1 Agile ALM connect 2013] and [http://www.eclipse.org/intent/pages/transcripts/2012_EclipseConEurope/Intent_EConEurope2012.html#1 EclipseCon Europe 2012].
  
 
''"Let us change our traditional attitude to the construction of programs: Instead of imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what to do, let us concentrate rather on explaining to human beings what we want a computer to do."''
 
''"Let us change our traditional attitude to the construction of programs: Instead of imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what to do, let us concentrate rather on explaining to human beings what we want a computer to do."''
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* [[Intent/Useful_Links|Intent Useful links]] - Useful links to understand what Intent is about
 
* [[Intent/FAQ|User FAQ]] - Can't find the answer you're looking for? Just ask.
 
* [[Intent/FAQ|User FAQ]] - Can't find the answer you're looking for? Just ask.
 
* [[Intent/Installation_Guide|Installation Guide]] - How to install Intent
 
* [[Intent/Installation_Guide|Installation Guide]] - How to install Intent
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* 04/04/2013 : [http://www.eclipse.org/intent/pages/transcripts/2013_EclipseConBoston/Intent_EConBoston2013.html#1 Transcript of the Agile Documentation Talk - ECon Boston 2013]
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* 04/04/2013 : [http://www.eclipse.org/intent/pages/transcripts/2013_EclipseConBoston_DDT/DocDrivenTesting_EconBoston2013.html#1 Transcript of the Documentation Driven Testing Talk - ECon Boston 2013]
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* 17/12/2012 : [http://jaxenter.com/eclipse-intent-being-agile-does-not-mean-being-short-sighted-45856.html Intent presentation on Jaxenter]
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* 15/12/2012 : EclipseCon 2012 talk is [http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MNo_0HYh8aI available in video]
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* 05/11/2012 : New post : [http://alagarde.tumblr.com/post/34825775217/mylyn-intent-the-shape-of-things-to-come The Shape of Things to Come (Kepler roadmap)]
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* 26/10/2012 : [http://www.eclipse.org/intent/pages/transcripts/2012_EclipseConEurope/Intent_EConEurope2012.html#1 Transcript of the EclipseCon Europe 2012 talk]
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* 28/06/2012 : [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7kUsQu6zog&feature=youtu.be&t=18m29s Video Record of the Intent talk] at [http://wiki.eclipse.org/Eclipse_DemoCamps_Juno_2012/Nantes Eclipse DemoCamp Juno] is available (in french)
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* 27/06/2012 : Intent 0.7 released with Juno Release Train
 
* 04/04/2012 : [http://www.eclipse.org/intent/pages/transcripts/2012_AgileALMConnect/Intent_AgileALMConnect2012.htm Transcript of the Agile ALM 2012 talk]
 
* 04/04/2012 : [http://www.eclipse.org/intent/pages/transcripts/2012_AgileALMConnect/Intent_AgileALMConnect2012.htm Transcript of the Agile ALM 2012 talk]
 
* 02/12/2011 : Intent will be at [http://www.eclipsecon.org/2012/sessions/create-useful-documentation-mylyn-intent-step-further-application-life-cycle-management  Agile ALM Connect 2011]
 
* 02/12/2011 : Intent will be at [http://www.eclipsecon.org/2012/sessions/create-useful-documentation-mylyn-intent-step-further-application-life-cycle-management  Agile ALM Connect 2011]

Revision as of 10:01, 11 April 2013

Intent

Presentation

Intent is a newly proposed open source project under Mylyn. Intent 0.7 is available as part of the Eclipse Juno Release Train, and Intent 0.8 will be released with Eclipse Kepler.

The Mylyn Intent prime objective is to make developers consider documentation as something useful and easy to maintain, that they can use to formalize their best practices and share their knowledge. Based on a new vision of the documentation, in which explanations in natural langage are formally linked with technical artefacts (java code, models, manifest files, bugzilla issues, git repositories, etc.), Intent allows you to efficiently update documentation when a change occurs in your software, turning it into a true Agile documentation.

On top of that synchronization mechanism, Intent provides advanced tooling to write/query your documentation with everything you would expect from a modern IDE (completion, quick-fixes, quick-outlines allowing semantic searches...). Intent also allows live collaboration around documentation tasks.

The documentation, integrated with other Eclipse tools, then becomes truly useful and is no longer a burden that developers have to carry to please their customers or project manager.

Don't know where to start? Check out our useful links or the project summary.

Based on Donald Knuth's Literate Programming concepts and allowing collaborative work around design tasks, Intent was presented at Agile ALM connect 2013 and EclipseCon Europe 2012.

"Let us change our traditional attitude to the construction of programs: Instead of imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what to do, let us concentrate rather on explaining to human beings what we want a computer to do."

Donald Knuth, Literate Programming (1984)


Intent Overview

The following pages provide an overview of the Intent project :


Getting Started


Getting Involved

The Intent Project

Obeo
Intent is an Eclipse based product created and developed by the Eclipse Strategic Member Obeo. It is aligned with the Eclipse Juno (4.2) release train.

Currently in incubation phase, it is part of the Mylyn's Docs project.


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