Never Restart An App During Development?

The dream is... deploy your app once during development, and only once, then keep it running. Don't close it down, ever. Whenever you make a change, anywhere in the app, just redeploy the module where you made the change and the module is reloaded, with the feature being changed while the app state is maintained.

That's the dream. And the reality matches it now:

The Javeleon team, from the University of Southern Denmark, i.e., Allan and Michael, and their instructor Bo, have done an incredible job. Please try out Javeleon and provide feedback, they really need it. The latest enhancements were made on the basis of a training course I did at the university recently, hence the sample in the video uses the same scenario as used during the courses. I tried it out myself, and it works perfectly, i.e., no restart of the app is needed during development.

Comments:

Do you know if it works with a Maven based NB RCP project?

Posted by Jean-Marc Borer on March 10, 2011 at 04:02 PM PST #

It should work in NetBeans IDE 7.0 builds. Jesse Glick helped setting up the Maven integration. BTW, the recent 7.0 dev builds seems to be getting a lot more stable so I would try downloading the latest build. Just follow the instructions on www.javeleon.org to setup the update center for the Javeleon 7.0 plug-in.

Posted by Allan Gregersen on March 10, 2011 at 05:02 PM PST #

Oh, boy... That's pure evil... My dream since I started with NBP...

Posted by Eduardo Costa on October 04, 2011 at 05:55 AM PDT #

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Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

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