ZeroTurnaround and Genuitec Announce JRebel for MyEclipse
It makes development faster, more iterative, and provides much quicker feedback to developers – typically saving ~1 hour per day.
Last month, ZeroTurnaround, the company behind JRebel and
LiveRebel, and Genuitec, makers of MyEclipse, announced they had
joined forces to release
JRebel for MyEclipse. In this interview, we speak to David
Booth, CEO of ZeroTurnaround, on this new product, and the work
involved in integrating JRebel with MyEclipse.
JAXenter: Can you introduce us to JRebel for
David Booth: JRebel is an IDE and
container-plugin that eliminates the need to build or redeploy code
when a Java developer wants to see the effects of changes they made
to their application. It makes development faster, more iterative,
and provides much quicker feedback to developers – typically saving
~1 hour per day. JRebel for MyEclipse is a plugin that extends
JRebel functionality to the MyEclipse line of IDEs. It makes it
easy to download, setup, and use JRebel from within MyEclipse.
JAXenter: What challenges did you face, in
integrating JRebel with MyEclipse?
David: The most challenging part was figuring
out what needs to be done to integrate JRebel plugin smoothly
within MyEclipse so that the user experience would be improved the
most. The WebSphere application server connector in particular
requires special configuration, so we tried to make this as simple
JAXenter: What unique functionality is
provided, by this integration of JRebel and MyEclipse?
David: It’s really just a very easy way to
combine JRebel and MyEclipse, to receive the benefits of both.
Plus, if you’re already a MyEclipse user, then you’ll appreciate
the special lower price on JRebel.
JAXenter: What are the companies’ future plans,
for the plugin?
David: We would like to get some feedback from
our users first. We have some ideas for usability improvements, and
of course, JRebel for MyEclipse will receive all the upgrades that
our standard version of JRebel receives – which supports Eclipse,
MyEclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, Netbeans and more.