Over 400 geeks met up in London again for the first edition of Devoxx UK. The conference, held in awesome Business Design Centre, had more than a friendly feel (very much like LJC un-conference) and an impressive speaker line up including Arun Grupta, Kirk Pepperdine, Attila Szegedi, Charles Nutter, Trisha Gee and Manik Surtani. The energy and effort LJC folks have put into this event was great!
Jevgeni Kabanov here, CEO & Founder of ZeroTurnaround.
The world changes every day, so to be a successful company your business needs to adapt to the world it is in. As a result, ZeroTurnaround would like to make the following announcement outlining our new company strategy and goals going forward as a successful business.
In the past, we have been able to capture the developer market with JRebel as well as provide a great product in the Operations space with LiveRebel. While this is great for revenue, it has never quite satisfied our ambitions.
Some years ago I was working in the field of financial data integration for a famous bank in the Baltics. Writing the connectors/adapters/handles for all kind of sources and data formats might be quite time consuming, while only a tiny bit of the work is dedicated to the business logic, e.g. “multiply two numbers and log the result”. Apache Camel was the tool I used in multiple projects and it helped me a lot by providing out of the box components for data integration. One little issue that bothered me, however, was the turnaround time needed when I just wanted to make little changes and see what will happen in the application’s behavior. Well, we spent some time polishing it for JRebel 5.2 and guess what: now it’s possible to reconfigure Camel routes automatically without the need to restart the application after the changes.
It’s big news for the ZeroTurnaround team today–our first acquisition! We are very happy to announce that ZeroTurnaround has acquired Javeleon and it’s intellectual property. The best part is that the two founders of Javeleon, Allan Gregersen and Michael Rasmussen, have even relocated to Estonia to join forces with the teams that bring you JRebel and LiveRebel, continuing to drive the best productivity tools in the market.
The LiveRebel team is proud to present the latest and greatest release of LiveRebel. Prepare to have your socks knocked off :)
With LiveRebel 2.6 you can rollout code, database and configuration changes in sync, onto a blend of environments with no downtime or overhead. The result: you get the latest version in front of users quickly, without compromising on quality or disrupting user experience.
State of the art in deployment automation doesn’t look very artsy. Popular tools, like Fabric or Capistrano, just let you execute scripts in a fancy way. But LiveRebel is different: instead of scripts, it talks in terms of applications, servers and the deployment process in general. And with the addition of general file-based deployments in LiveRebel 2.6, applications on any platform can enjoy the domain-driven mindset…
Over the years we have been working hard the make LiveRebel the most awesome deployment tool for the Java ecosystem; however, during these years, we have constantly been approached by non-Java crowd, inquiring if it will be possible to use LiveRebel with their PHP/Python/RoR/Perl application. LiveRebel 2.6 (coming on March 13) has your answer, and it’s a BIG YES!
For operations and sysadmin folks, server and application monitoring is serious business. Apps that run flawlessly in development environments may not scale once deployed into production. Although poor coding is easy, tackling performance issues is certainly not. This is why we have a variety of tools for monitoring, detecting and analyzing bottlenecks: profilers, memory and GC analyzers, memory leaks detectors and so on. If you are able to catch and eliminate all performance bugs before the release, great! But this is not always the case. Many web apps go live with performance bugs that exist in stealth until they hit hard….and then what do you do?