Blog: JRebel Accelerates SAP Hybris Development
October 2, 2018

JRebel Accelerates SAP Hybris Development

Developer Productivity
Enterprise Development

The newest release of JRebel, the groundbreaking Java development acceleration tool, is now available. This release enables SAP Hybris users to fast-track application development, saving time with each code change.

Why Should Hybris Developers Use JRebel?

SAP Hybris is used in many mission-critical applications, including eCommerce platforms, so eliminating delays in Java reloads is essential for maintaining business agility, customer experience, and the ability to continually innovate.

With the median redeploy time for Hybris developers taking upward of 8 minutes, the median developer will spend an estimated 280 minutes per week waiting for redeploys. That means up to 19 hours of development time per month, or 9 days per year. With an entire team working on a Hybris application, those redeply times can be a major obstacle to innovation.

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How Does JRebel Help SAP Hybris Development?

JRebel speeds up the Hybris development process by skipping the time-consuming build and redeploy steps to drive agility and efficiency. Now you can simply reload new Java code without republishing or restarting. This keeps developers working in flow since they can view code changes in real time, while preserving application state.

Want to see how JRebel speeds up SAP Hybris development first hand? This webinar from the JRebel and XRebel Product Manager, Curtis Johnson, demonstrates how JRebel can help developers skip the time-consuming redeploy process that often affects Hybris applications.

JRebel improves Hybris development by:

  • Streamlining the development process – Hybris developers keep their tempo and focus by eliminating the downtime of waiting for application builds and redeploys.
  • Maintaining application state – Developers avoid the time spent reproducing the pre-change application state after a redeploy.
  • Seamlessly integrating across the development process – Developers can now update code and resources without interfering with normal debugger usage, IDEs, or other development tools.

Why JRebel Boosts Hybris Productivity

Typically, every time a developer changes code, they need to restart the application to see the impact of the changes. For complex applications, this could mean more than a five-minute wait, multiple times a day. JRebel eliminates 100% of that wait time.

For the median Hybris user, each application restart takes eight minutes. Because the median Hybris developer is reloading the application seven times per day, that's almost an hour of development time spent waiting on redeploys per developer, per day.

With most java developers getting only five hours of development time per day, that's effectively eating up over 18% of a developer's development time every day.

Why JRebel Helps Developers Code Better

When developers have long restart times, they typically end up restarting their application less. That means instead of coding a solution, then checking to see if that solution worked, they code several solutions at once, then restart the application.

While this doesn't sound bad in theory, the honest developer knows that these solutions often aren't successful on the first attempt, meaning a convoluted and disorganized path from identifying the problem to actually fixing it.

With JRebel, developers can stay focused on a single problem. They can code a solution, then instantly check to see if that solution worked. The end result? Less distracted code, and more focused solutions.

How to Install and Configure JRebel for Hybris

See how to set up JRebel for Hybris with this short video.

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