XRebel for IntelliJ

As of version 2020.1.0, the JRebel IntelliJ plugin will ship with embedded XRebel, and change its name to JRebel & XRebel for IntelliJ. Head over to XRebel.com for more background on what XRebel can do for you.

Running with XRebel

If you’ve used the JRebel for IntelliJ plugin before, you’ll be familiar with the JRebel launchers - the Run with JRebel and Debug with JRebel toolbar buttons and the respecive Run menu items.

With the addition of XRebel to the plugin, these launchers have been generalized to Rebel Run and Rebel Debug, respectively. Use the dropdown menu to choose the agents your application will be launched with (JRebel, XRebel, or both).

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To change the active agent(s) from the Run menu, use the Active Rebel agent is (JRebel). Specify… submenu. This will both run your application with the selected agent(s) and update the active choice in the dropdown.

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Activating XRebel

For the time being, the product activation of XRebel remains inside the product itself and will not be handled by the IDE plugin. Just run with XRebel and you’ll see the activation dialog once you’ll open your web application. You’ll be able to sign up for a free trial or enter the details for a commercial license.