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ZT joins Eclipse Foundation, releases JRebel for Eclipse

If the following blog post sounds kinda formal, you’re probably right. It’s actually our press release, re-tailored for the snazzy people who read our blog. Here we go.

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.”

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.

“If you can imagine a situation where you would 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.

“Simply waiting for the application server to redeploy consumes 2-3 minutes on average, and occurs as often as the average business person checks or sends emails. JRebel eliminates that frustration and lets Java developers stay in the zone while coding.”

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 to get a free 30-day license key and more detailed download instructions.

About ZeroTurnaround
ZeroTurnaround is committed to making Java more productive by building innovative, cutting-edge productivity technologies that lower expenses and overhead for development teams. Simplifying both the development and production processes with unique technologies, JRebel and LiveRebel integrate directly into the JVMs, application servers and development tools of the world’s leading financial, web application, and technology firms. Our customers include many global financial services providers, including the Bank of America, as well as American Airlines, Lufthansa, LinkedIn, HP, Siemens, Logica, Kayak, Oracle, IBM, and more.

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.

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