Rebel, rebel

JRebel 5.6.1 release arrives with updates aplenty

Coman Hamilton
rebel

Zeroturnaround’s latest update to its redeployment-avoiding flagship tool brings plenty of fun for Java devs

Redeployment haters have grounds for minor rejoicings
today. The Java productivity tool JRebel (J stands for Java, innit?) has launched
its latest version.

Along with bug fixes and improvements for JBoss 7 and
WildFly users, latest
version
comes with a workaround for JDK verifier update, not to
mention several plugins updates for the most recent version of
frameworks like Spring Beans and JAXWS-Spring.

If that’s not enough to whet your appetite, the latest
version of JRebel agent also brings updated IDE plugins for
Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA and NetBeans. Still not enough? OK, tough
crowd.

At a cost of $1 a day (or $365 a year), the
Zeroturnaround flagship is a favourite among ‘hip’ companies like
HBO and Apple (and also some less sexy ones like Oracle and
Deloitte). Part of a rebel alliance of Java tools, the Estonian
startup also makes
LiveRebel
for automated application releases and, more
recently, XRebel for continuous web testing.

A rebel with a cause

If you’ve not already been won over to the
Zerturnaround rebellion (which now numbers 3,500 enterprises), one
of the main advantages of
JRebel
is that this productivity tool lets them watch their
application change as they code. That means there’s no need to
re-compile every time you need to correct a typo. In other words,
this tool gives you the chance to laugh condescendingly at pathetic
teammates that still wait for their code to compile.

On the other hand, what excuse will you use the next
team leader catches you playing Candy Crush?

“Oh, erm. My code’s compiling.”

“No it’s not. You’ve got JRebel!”

Author
Coman Hamilton
Before becoming Editor of JAXenter.com (S&S Media Group), Coman completed an M.A. in Cultural Studies and wrote for numerous websites and magazines, as well as several ad agencies. // Want to submit a story? Get me at coman[AT]jaxenter.com or linkedin.com/in/comanhamilton
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