JBoss Hot-Deployment with Eclipse
Posted on 2008-10-16
I'm searching for a usable solution to hot-deploy a web project with Servlets, JSPs and a lot of dependent Java Projects and JAR files into Jboss. I hope I use the right words for it. I mean I want to just save a JSP or a Java class in Eclipse and it should be used by JBoss right away. Without running Ant-Tasks and without restarting Jboss and without restarting the web context.
I used MyEclipse for it which worked fine but now I have reasons to no longer use MyEclipse. So I have a standard Eclipse 3.4.1 (with WTP) here and I don't find a nice solution. When I use WTP for the deployment then hot-deployment works fine for Java classes but every time I modify a static file then Eclipse rebuilds a WAR archive and moves it into the jboss which then restarts the web context. This is not usable. My web application is pretty huge and building the WAR takes lots of seconds and starting the web context also takes pretty long.
So is there any other possibility?