Watch and Deploy - deploying ThinWARs without IDE plugins
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Watch and Deploy (WAD)

WAD watches changes in src\main\java folder, builds the project using the pom.xml and deploys the ThinWAR into the configured folder.


Launch WAD from within your ThinWAR-project created with javaee8-essentials-archetype.

[THIN_WAR]/java -jar wad.jar [DEPLOYMENT_DIR]


[THIN_WAR]/java -jar wad.jar /openliberty/wlp/usr/servers/defaultServer/dropins/

or multiple servers:

[THIN_WAR]/java -jar wad.jar /openliberty/wlp/usr/servers/defaultServer/dropins/ wildfly/standalone/deployments payara/glassfish/domains/domain1/autodeploy tomee/webapps

On each source change WAD will:

  1. Use the current directory as the service name
  2. Build the project using the pom.xml found in the directory
  3. Copy the ./target/[name].war into the path used as parameter

You only have to write code and save it frequently like this:


Common deployment directories

WildFly wildfly-[VERSION].Final/standalone/deployments

OpenLiberty openliberty-[VERSION]/usr/servers/defaultServer/dropins

Payara payara/glassfish/domains/domain1/autodeploy

TomEE tomee-[version]/webapps