When a developer using JRebel wants to begin a multi-module project in IntelliJ IDEA, the default settings create a situation where rebel.xml files override each other. This means that JRebel is unable to detect all the classes in the project (meaning = it cannot work its customary magic). In this post, we’ll do a technical deep-dive into what happens when the default setup is used, how it works and what to do to work around the defaults so that JRebel can detect all classes in the project and eliminate the need to restart for making changes to them.Read more
Some time ago we ran a survey asking a few questions about the build process, specifically the tools that are used to do incremental builds and how much time those builds take. We had over 600 responses, so now it’s time to count the results.
This is the first time that we’ve published results on the incremental build process, so the information is more likely to serve as a guide than an authoritative information source. That being said, the information is still quite interesting, and if it serves to start a conversation that improves the process of even one team, then we’re proud to have helped out. If you haven’t answered the 3-question survey yet, take two minutes and go for it – and do let your community know about it – as more answers trickle in we’ll update this post with the new data. If you’d like to play with the results on your own we‘ve provided all the data and our calculations in a handy Excel sheet that you can download here.
We’re looking into incremental builds — trying to document the differences in popularity & productivity between using tools like Ant and Maven versus IDEs. We haven’t seen a study like this before, so thanks for taking a minute to fill this out. If you’re interested in winning a free license of JRebel (formerly JavaRebel), include your email address in the optional email section.Read more