THE STORY

“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

I was attracted to JRebel because of its transparency, simplicity and efficiency. It's easy to set up and very nice to use!

Nikola Tankovic

Superius Ltd

Development Team Leader

JRebel is so important to us, we really love it.

Larry Gerndt

Intuit

Senior Software Engineer

Our normal build-deploy cycle would take about 25 seconds. On average, JRebel saves one developer from 10-12 builds per hour. That's roughly five minutes per working hour or 30-35 minutes a day per developer.

mCruncher

JRebel Customer

JRebel is one of the best utility I've ever seen. We have just met JRebel and loved it.

Mustafa Akkoca

Anadolubank

Team Leader

Stopping and start my container 10 times a day is the most annoying thing in the Java world. Finally I hope I have found the solution with JRebel.

Janning Vygen

Kicktipp.de

CEO and Developer

I see JRebel as this "missing piece" in the whole picture where we could see Java-stack not only as a stable, well-tested environment to build applications on but also as a rapid development environment.

Martins Barinskis

Senior System Analyst Programmer

We found some very interesting side-effects right away. The worst of those was some badly coded Hibernate which would generate over 700 database queries. The JSF memory footprint was a bad surprise - some beans are in the session, that shouldn’t have been there.

Petri Tuomaala

Elbit Oy

JRebel Customer

I seriously cannot understand how I used to do my job without #jrebel.

@rvloock

JRebel Customer

JRebel is really an amazing tool.

@yannickloth

JRebel Customer

Given the nominal cost of JRebel and the huge amounts of time it saves, I would not consider developing Java EE applications without it.

Luke Tebbs

Staffing Systems

Founder

Over the last 265 days JRebel prevented at least 1,209 redeploys/restarts saving me about 49 hours.

Equity Trust Company

JRebel Customer

Since migrating to IBM WAS 7.0, we've had trouble with replacing HotCode - we're now using JRebel for uninterrupted development and it's working fine :)

Stjepan Buljat

ETNA Software Development

Team Leader and IT Architect