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JavaRebel wins Jolt Prod Award – Is Twitter JavaRebel?

Last night, while “watching” JavaRebel win a JOLT productivity award on Twitter, I couldn’t help but think, “how wrong is it that I’m awake at 3:30am (Central European Time), hitting ‘refresh’ in firefox, again, and again, and again – and getting a sense of excitement out of doing it?”

And then I thought – hey – this must be something like using JavaRebel for development, without having to deal with application restarts, just coding in in a continuous flow of changes and refreshes.  I got to see the updates that were important to me in milliseconds, instead of minutes.  V.cool.

Of course, with JavaRebel 2.0 right around the corner, it will be interesting to see what effect winning this award has on the release.

Some questions:

1) Does the JOLT award carry any value with it?  Do you try a tool, because you see the award next to it on their site?

2) From JavaRebel customers, we’re hearing numbers like “JavaRebel saves 10-40 minutes, per developer, per day of development”.  Since 2.0 has an easier setup, and covers more situations where redeploying is necessary, how can we share this information, without sounding too “marketingy”?

Special Note: Thanks to Shashank Tiwari for sending us email updates, and offering to give an acceptance speech for us last night!  We really appreciate it!

  • florin

    Well, let me help and say things that you cannot say.

    As a user, I absolutely appreciate and love what JavaRebel does for me. If you are adeveloper, you are have a mental problem not to spend a miserable $200 for such a great tool. Go ahead and spend it on some trash entertainment thing and get nothing out of it 2 weeks later.

    I’m in sales too, and I cannot tell how often I see people look into your face and say no to products that perfectly fit their needs and increases their income guaranteed. It’s unbelievable. You do the math for them, they nod yes, and then they want to “think about it”. I did not show them the value? Hugh!

    This is the story of Sun too. You could tell how Sun lost untold numbers of developers that got frustrated with the platform: configuration and build process. However, even if you do the math for Sun, they still will do nothing about it. They shrug it off “thinking about it”.

    I wish Sun bought you out.

    Good luck to you and thanks for a great product.

  • florin

    Well, let me help and say things that you cannot say.

    As a user, I absolutely appreciate and love what JavaRebel does for me. If you are adeveloper, you are have a mental problem not to spend a miserable $200 for such a great tool. Go ahead and spend it on some trash entertainment thing and get nothing out of it 2 weeks later.

    I’m in sales too, and I cannot tell how often I see people look into your face and say no to products that perfectly fit their needs and increases their income guaranteed. It’s unbelievable. You do the math for them, they nod yes, and then they want to “think about it”. I did not show them the value? Hugh!

    This is the story of Sun too. You could tell how Sun lost untold numbers of developers that got frustrated with the platform: configuration and build process. However, even if you do the math for Sun, they still will do nothing about it. They shrug it off “thinking about it”.

    I wish Sun bought you out.

    Good luck to you and thanks for a great product.

  • Congratulations! JavaRebel is a great tool and you folks deserve all the kudos for it. My pleasure that I could help you folks out. Cheers!

    Shashank

  • Congratulations! JavaRebel is a great tool and you folks deserve all the kudos for it. My pleasure that I could help you folks out. Cheers!

    Shashank

  • Andreas

    the jolt award boosted the apparent reputation of javarebel a lot.

    the price tag holds me back a little, if i compare how much my productivity is boosted by intellij vs javarebel. though both investments are worth taking. you should really try to get integrated into intellij 9 :) that would give “develop with pleasure” a new meaning.

  • Andreas

    the jolt award boosted the apparent reputation of javarebel a lot.

    the price tag holds me back a little, if i compare how much my productivity is boosted by intellij vs javarebel. though both investments are worth taking. you should really try to get integrated into intellij 9 :) that would give “develop with pleasure” a new meaning.