Hello all,
              Thanks for the help.               
               But the inplace deployment I tried to use doesn't seem to work well. Though I could directly deploy my web-app-home directory without creating an archive, I did not see any changes happening when i edited my JSP files in my web-app-home directory.
               Please correct me if I am wrong in assuming that the inplace deployment works in the above mentioned way.

Vikas A Patil