Boston – Feb 1, 2011 – ZeroTurnaround, creators of Java tooling for development and production environments, today announced both that it has become an official member of the Eclipse Foundation, and today’s release of JRebel 3.6 includes support for the Eclipse Marketplace.
“For years, we’ve seen the work that the Eclipse Foundation does to support the community, and we’ve always wanted to contribute,” stated ZeroTurnaround’s CEO, David Booth, “With ZeroTurnaround’s 2010 revenues growing nearly 300% Y/Y, we’re in a position where we can offer financial support to the cause.” Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation, added, “We’re proud of all our Eclipse Foundation members. Developer tools like JRebel are great products to help Eclipse users be more productive, and valuable additions to the Eclipse ecosystem.”
JRebel is a productivity tool for Java developers that maps the project workspace directly to a running application. When a developer makes a change to any class or resource in their IDE the change is immediately reflected in the application, skipping the build and redeploy phases. “Imagine a situation where you have to restart your computer every time you want to check or send an email, in order for your mail client to do it’s job — that’s similar to the pain that JRebel solves for Java developers, though it has nothing to do with emails”, explains Mr. Booth, “Every time a developer makes a change to the application he’s working on, whether it’s a bug fix or adding a new feature, he has to redeploy that code to an application server, restart the app, navigate to the place where he made the change, and ensure that it works correctly. This whole process consumes 2-3 minutes on average, and occurs as often as a computer-focused business person checks or sends emails. JRebel eliminates that problem.” Among other new features, JRebel’s 3.6 release provides easy access, installation, and configuration for Eclipse users.
Today’s release of JRebel can be found in the Eclipse Marketplace, or you can go to http://www.zeroturnaround.com/jrebel/eclipse-eval/ to get a free 30-day license key and more detailed download instructions.
About the Eclipse Foundation
The Eclipse Foundation is funded by annual dues from our members and governed by a Board of Directors. In general, the Eclipse Foundation provides four services to the Eclipse community: 1) IT Infrastructure, 2) IP Management, 3) Development Process, and 4) Ecosystem Development. Full-time staff are associated with each of these areas and work with the greater Eclipse community to assist in meeting the needs of the stakeholders.