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From Yoav Shapira <>
Subject Re: Best practice development directory layout for deploying exploded war
Date Fri, 13 Jun 2003 11:37:14 GMT
My advice would be to follow the guide here:

Don't use the space under tomcat's webapps directories as a live development
space.  Only deploy built applications there.  That means develop them
elsewhere on your file system, in a version-controlled tree.  Have an ant
script that builds your app and deploys it to the tomcat installation.

Yoav Shapira

--- "White, Joshua A (HTSC, CASD)" <> wrote:
> Hello all,
> My company is contemplating the idea of deploying servlet applications on
> Tomcat in production. (woohoo!)
> I am hoping that some of you may suggest some best practices for laying out
> your development directory structure.  I have my directory structure layed
> out like an expanded war file.  If I point tomcat to this directory for
> expanded deployment, it makes it easy to edit/source control jsp files.  It
> also makes copying/updating/deleting jar/lib files a pain.  Do people set up
> a empty classes directory under the web-inf to source control their
> properties files or is it better to put them in a separate directory and
> copy them there?
> Is the best practice to do it this way or to copy your jsp/classes/libs to
> another exploded directory all together?
> Best Regards,
> Joshua
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