- Turn on Build Automatically from Project menu.
- Generate rebel.xml file by context-clicking the project name.
For web work:
- When defining a server such as Tomcat or Jetty, set the Publishing property to Never publish automatically.
The JRebel configuration wizard says: For Web projects, JRebel expects to find the rebel.xml configuration file in the WEB-INF/classes directory in the target .war file.