ZeroTurnaround, the maker of revolutionary tools for developing quality software faster, today announced the availability of JRebel 6, the first major release of its flagship product to feature full integration of Javeleon technologies, acquired by ZeroTurnaround in March 2013.  Now Java developers can create higher-quality code even faster, and with less downtime, from the superclass functionality and superior infrastructure available in JRebel 6.

JRebel was designed to provide developers with a rapid feedback cycle.  Its unique development experience eliminates the need to restart Java applications in order to see code changes.  Using JRebel, developers can instantly reload individual changes to class structures, resources and framework configurations instead of committing a full application restart.  ZeroTurnaround estimates it saves developers five extra weeks of coding time, per JRebel user, per year.  This translates to huge time and costs savings for development teams and increases team velocity as much as 40 percent.  View the JRebel ROI calculator here:

To further enhance the functionality and performance of JRebel, ZeroTurnaround acquired exclusive rights, intellectual property and top talent of Javeleon, the maker of a competitive tool based on research in dynamic updating that was conducted at the Maersk McKinney Moeller Institute at the University of Southern Denmark.  As part of the acquisition, Javeleon Co-Founders Dr. Allan Gregersen and Michael Rasmussen joined the JRebel product development and engineering team.

“JRebel rocks and is beloved by nearly 45,000 developers because it takes away the frustrations and time drain of application redeploys and restarts,” said Jevgeni Kabanov, Founder and CEO of ZeroTurnaround.  “When developers can focus on their code and don’t worry about their tooling, there is a noticeable increase in team velocity. Developers can finish their sprints on time, won’t have to work overtime, and can deliver all of their features and fixes. Users will be wowed by the increased functionality and performance improvements found in JRebel 6.”

Along with the full integration of Javeleon, JRebel 6 features several fixes and improvements, including enhanced support for Java EE 7 and the latest versions of popular application servers including WildFly/EAP, WebLogic and WebSphere.  JRebel 6 also includes support for the Spring Boot framework, allowing developers to see code changes instantly.