Thursday

JRebel version 3.5 released

I6 November released JRebel version 3.5. JRebel is an award winning productivity tool for Java EE development. JRebel maps your project workspace directly to your 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. See the leaflet here
It takes only a few simple steps to configure and works out.
1) Download the installer from the following location
http://www.zeroturnaround.com/jrebel/current
2) Run the setup file
3) Add JRebel plugin in the projects root maven pom.xml as follows:
<plugin>
  <groupId>org.zeroturnaround</groupId>
  <artifactId>jrebel-maven-plugin</artifactId>
  <executions>
    <execution>
      <id>generate-rebel-xml</id>
      <phase>process-resources</phase>
      <goals>
        <goal>generate</goal>
      </goals>
    </execution>
  </executions>
</plugin>
This will generate JRebel configuration file rebel.xml automatically on every build. If you want to generate the rebel.xml manually run mvn jrebel:generate -Drebel.xml.dir=OUTPUT_DIRECTORY