For you folks hearing about us for the first time, JRebel is Java’s most popular redeploy killer productivity tool for Java developers that instantly updates the running application whenever changes are made to class structures, resource files and framework configuration files.

Using JRebel, developers can eliminate the need to build and re-deploy the application during development, saving an average of 10.5 minutes out of each coding hour, according to a recent report on Java EE Productivity. This comes out to over 5 work weeks each year – which is over 1 month salary for each developer on your team.

JRebel 5.0 was just released and introduces a new functionality called JRebel Remoting (fresh out of Beta) that enables JRebel to be used in the scenarios where the application is running in remote environments.

With the remoting feature it will be very easy to develop and test Java applications in cloud environments, and Jelastic PaaS is totally suitable for this. Jelastic is a highly-scalable, cloud-based Java host platform that we’ve been following with interest for some time at ZeroTurnaround.

So that’s why we are excited to show you how to setup and configure JRebel in Jelastic: