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From Thomas Broyer <>
Subject Re: effective practice for web application development using maven
Date Tue, 12 Mar 2013 10:21:29 GMT
On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 11:09 AM, Stephen Connolly <> wrote:

> Also that way of using tomcat is really just relying on rebuilding the
> artifacts again

AFAICT, the tomcat-maven-plugin works more-or-less the same as your
jszip-maven-plugin, except it only scans the dependent projects'
outputDirectory (while you also scan the POMs). At least it works as you
described for jszip: when your IDE recompiles a class or otherwise copy a
resource to the outputDirectory, the webapp is automatically restarted
(which BTW has unfortunate side-effects if you happen to use Guice:

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