“Software is eating the world,” said Netscape founder and tech investor Marc Andreessen. Line by line, hardware is being consumed by code, and Java is spoken by a massive army of hungry mouths.
However, since the programming language was introduced in 1996, developers have had to write Java code on their own machines and then upload their code to remote servers for testing.
The idea that would become a glass of ice water to coders in redeployment hell was born in Estonia in 2006. That’s when Jevgeni Kabanov found a way to address Java’s core problem – the redeployment bottleneck. His insight led to a start-up and two products that smart Java teams wouldn’t be caught without. In other words, magic happened.
Developers at thousands of companies around the world use JRebel to instantly view code changes without redeploying the application server.
The result? Happy coders writing and testing beautiful code. Happy customers enjoying time and money saved through all that beautiful, productivity-boosting code.
Today, ZeroTurnaround is the labor of love by a global team of 90+. The company’s commercial heart beats in Boston, Massachusetts, while our development feet are firmly planted (and rapidly growing) in Estonia, at two offices in Tallinn and Tartu. We also have a branch in Prague, Czech Republic.
DEVELOPERS SAYING REALLY NICE THINGS
We’re developers who make stuff for people just like us. Yes, our software is used by companies, from startups to well-known multinationals. But at their core, our products are consumer products. It’s a stroke of good fortune that our “consumers” happen to be other Java developers and intrepid operations folks who keep existing Java apps humming (and up-to-date). You know, people like us. Here’s what some of them have said about life with tools we’ve made.
WHAT THEY SAY
Why isn't JRebel part of the standard Java SDK?
With JRebel, I am able to see code changes more or less in real time - JEE development is a joy once more!
JRebel is easy to use right out of the box and fun to work with. It saves a lot of time in the development phase!
Con JRebel, salvar un archivo en el IDE y ver mis cambios inmediatamente en la pagina sin tener que volver a hacer "deploy", no tiene precio.
So far, everybody I speak to about JRebel is satisfied with it - frankly, I cannot believe nobody thought of JRebel before.
Given the nominal cost of JRebel and the huge amounts of time it saves, I would not consider developing Java EE applications without it.
I'm afraid our developers might go for a strike if we say to them, ‘Hey, we're not going to use JRebel anymore.
Manual redeploys were drawing us crazy, tired and bored. Now development is fun again.
Every delay sucks, so whatever causes less delays rocks.
Over the last 265 days JRebel prevented at least 1,209 redeploys/restarts saving me about 49 hours.
You mean you haven't tried JRebel already! How could you have survived this long as a Java developer without it!
JRebel has made my life so shiny happy. It auto deploys updated classes and JSPs. Holla!