Java PaaS Provider Jelastic Integrates with NetBeans
- By John K. Waters
- May 8, 2013
Java-based Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider Jelastic has created a plug-in for the NetBeans integrated development environment (IDE), the company announced this week.
The new plug-in allows users of the Jelastic platform to access their development, test, and production deployments from within the venerable Java IDE.
Jelastic is a Java- and PHP-based cloud hosting platform designed to run any Java application in the cloud without code or language changes, and without the need to write for specific APIs. It supports any JVM-based app, including apps developed with Java 6, Java 7, JRuby, Scala and Groovy.
The new plug-in aims to make life easier for Java EE developers using NetBeans to build Web apps on the Jelastic platform. It lets users of the IDE log in to the platform, create projects and deploy them directly. The key advantage, according to the company: They can develop and manage their deployments and hosting environments without jumping between NetBeans and a browser.
Jelastic also provides plug-ins for Maven, Ant, Hudson, and Jenkins. The company recently added Apache TomEE to the list of application servers supported by the platform. That list also includes Tomcat (6 and 7), GlassFish, and Jetty. Jelastic also supports three SQL databases: MariaDB, MySQL, and PostgreSQL; and supports the non-SQL databases MongoDB and CouchDB.
Palo Alto, Calif.-based Jelastic was founded in 2010 by Hivetext, a Zhytomyr, Ukraine-based startup focused on Java application development in the cloud. Ruslan Synytsky, founder and CEO of Jelastic, has said that his company's flagship platform is the first Java PaaS to provide "full application compatibility and developer control," and "the only choice for Java developers" who want to avoid lock-in.
John K. Waters is the editor in chief of a number of Converge360.com sites, with a focus on high-end development, AI and future tech. He's been writing about cutting-edge technologies and culture of Silicon Valley for more than two decades, and he's written more than a dozen books. He also co-scripted the documentary film Silicon Valley: A 100 Year Renaissance, which aired on PBS. He can be reached at [email protected].