Over the last year and a bit, JRebel has seen a lot of additions. We’ve added support for EJBs and Google App Engine and nearly every container you can think of and reduced overhead to an un-noticeable level and turned JRebel into an Eclipse Plugin and now support over 35 frameworks and much much more, but one thing we haven’t changed in a long, long time is the price – since version 3.0 in fact. So, when we release version 4.5 on September 20th, JRebel’s prices are going up. Here’s what they’ll look like:
Classloaders are one of those subjects that affect every Java developers’ daily life, but aren’t necessarily something that most people understand to the core. The fact that you’re interested in this, my friend, makes you an exception to the rule. Luckily, our CTO Jevgeni is as well, and he regularly eats classloaders for breakfast. The great folks from Jazoon 2010 in Zurich have recently made his “Do you REALLY get class loaders?” presentation available, which we’re happy to share with you below. Jevgeni has also previously written a series of articles on class loading that you can read at your leisure. If you want to see the video stream and the slides at the same time, click anywhere other than the “Play” button and you will be taken to the Parleys website (which also happens to have lots of other great presentations).
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.
I’m honestly not sure if anything can be read into this, but I did note that this particular company in India wasn’t looking for people with Eclipse experience – they were looking for IntelliJ and Java Rebel experience (now called JRebel)… I suppose I can assume that it has nothing to do with the JRebel for IntelliJ plugin we released today, but it did get me thinking..
For those of you who have been keeping up with recent ZeroTurnaround news, even though there are shows like Big Bang Theory to distract you, you’ll know that JavaRebel has been going through a renaming process. Instead of choosing the name ourselves, we opened up the process to anyone who wanted to contribute ideas.
For some folks, when the app goes down for whatever reason, it means coming in early tomorrow morning.. but for others, it means,