up to now I was using tomcat for developement. But it
always takes so long on my P4 1.6 Ghz for the server
to start up each time I redeploy.
Can I gain some time if I use an application server with
hot deploy? If yes, is there any server which is
Set to true if you want Catalina to monitor classes in /WEB-INF/classes/ and /WEB-INF/lib for changes, and automatically reload the web application if a change is detected. This feature is very useful during application development, but it requires significant runtime overhead and is not recommended for use on deployed production applications. That's why the default setting for this attribute is false. You can use the Manager web application, however, to trigger reloads of deployed applications on demand.
The file only contains the <Context... tag (In previous versions of Tomcat this tag would have been entered in your server.xml file).
The name of the file will be the same as your application (context) name.
IE: if your app was named myApp (http://localhost:8080/myApp)
The name of the file would be "myApp.xml"
It's contents would look like this:
Most of the attributes are optional (as they have default values)
The complete list can be found here: