|Re: Anything like JBuilder's incremental deployment feature? [message #240565 is a reply to message #240557]
||Thu, 08 February 2007 20:02
Originally posted by: eclipse5.rizzoweb.com|
David Karr wrote:
> I'm not saying that I necessarily want this, but I was wondering whether
> Eclipse, either out of the box or with a specific open-source or
> commercial plugin, provides something similar to JBuilder's "incremental
> deployment" feature. I'm aware of this feature being present in
> JBuilder versions 9.0 and 2006. I thought I heard that JBuilder was
> moving to being based on Eclipse, so perhaps that's my answer :) .
> With this feature in JBuilder, if you're looking at a source file that
> is currently deployed in an app in WebLogic, you can change the source
> file and ask the class file to be "dynamically injected" (essentially)
> so that the next execution of this class will use the new code, without
> having to redeploy the app or restart the appserver.
As long as the container (WebLogic, etc) supports it and it was launched
via Eclipse, it should "just work." For example, I frequently debug my
Jetty-based app in Eclipse and see immediate results as I change code.
Of course some types of code changes can not be dynamically pushed out
without a restart or re-deployment; things like removing methods or
fields of a class. In those cases, Eclipse informs me and asks what to do.
I think if you are able to launch WebLogic from Eclipse and you have
your Eclipse project set up to build classes into the WEB-INF directory
of your deployed app, then it will work.
Hope this helps,
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