For the 3rd year, ZeroTurnaround sponsored EclipseCon, this time in our home area of Boston, USA. We saw probably about 350 people, though more had registered. This was seemingly less than last year.
Although many friends of ZeroTurnaround & EclipseCon regulars were there, such as Sarah Goff-Dupont (Atlassian), Tim Berglund (Github), Max Andersen (JBoss) and our new friend Sven Efftinge (who contributed to our JVM research on Xtend), it appeared as though people who had attended previous EclipseCon’s were not there to support the event again this year. Maybe that was just my impression.
The world of app servers has traditionally been split between servlet-based containers and enterprise (Java EE) servers, with Tomcat being the clear winner in the servlet-based container space and WebSphere and Weblogic sharing the Java EE mantle. Typically servlet-based containers are used significantly more than Java EE servers, almost 60% of the respondents to our survey use at least one servlet-based container. Below you can see last year’s Developer Productivity Report results on Application Servers:
In the last half of 2012, the big dogs were trying to become more nimble and agile, while the quick Tomcats of the world are trying to add more of the Java EE feature set. The addition of the Liberty profile to the WebSphere line of products represents a shift in the mindset of traditional enterprise users, and developers are clamoring for a faster way to get as close to a production environment as possible on their local machines.
It’s not everyday that a software product saves a life – but JRebel has done it.
What are we talking about exactly? Since we launched myJRebel (formerly JRebel Social) back in 2011, Java Developers around the world have prevented over 18 million application server restarts using JRebel technology – this adds up to over 82 years of time savings. Basically, my total expected life span.
Founder/CEO Jevgeni “Hosselhuff” Kabanov gets ready to save more Java developers from redeploy madness with JRebel
Welcome to our first Productivity Spotlight. I wanted to invite our friend and co-hacker Lincoln Baxter III, founder of OCPSoft, Project Lead for JBoss Forge & Project Member of the Errai project over at Red Hat. This is a casual exchange between a couple of guys (with beers in hand) and I’m going to ask some questions about how Lincoln’s projects are making the world a better place for developers, what’s cool and innovative about them and what tools & technologies Lincoln and his team use on a daily basis that help them be more productive at work.
Disclaimer: Although Lincoln mentions that his projects and teams use JRebel to speed up their Java development cycle, this is NOT a JRebel marketing piece. Also, this exchange was recorded by my computer microphone in a cafeteria, transcribed and edited with some small language corrections and attempts at humor.
This year’s Red Hat Summit / JBoss World conference ended with a bang (and bellies full of beer and snacks) – plus, this week is light on technical blog content, so just suck it up and see some photos. Read more
The Tools & Tech Leaderboard for 2012 shows…
ZeroTurnaround and Red Hat’s JBoss teams have been spending a lot of time working to make Java faster, more efficient and more community-based. We already support the JBoss Forge team with free JRebel OSS licenses, and now we see that the JBoss Arquillian team has started to see the real value in cutting out redeploys in development using JRebel. Read more
Why do Continuous Delivery supporters and Operations Teams love LiveRebel?
Operations teams love LiveRebel because it helps bring Continuous Delivery practices into reality, letting them sleep soundly at night. Far too often applications in production are updated manually at 3 AM by overworked operations staff, so as not to affect customer usage sessions. And if something breaks, LiveRebel was designed to bring high levels of automation and predictability to customers’ deployment pipelines, enabling them to commit production updates that are online, automated, transactional and 100% reversible via “panic button”. Plus, they deploy new versions during the day, with all staff available, in case something breaks.Read more