This week's book giveaways are in the Refactoring and Agile forums. We're giving away four copies each of Re-engineering Legacy Software and Docker in Action and have the authors on-line! See this thread and this one for details.
I'm using Tomcat 4.0 and when I update my class files I have to restart the server before they are active. My JSPs are fine as they are recomplied whenever they are changed. Is there a way to force tomcat to reload classes without having to restart the server? Thanks
There's an apache/tomcat forum on the JavaRanch where you'll find a more concentrated pool of expertise for that kind of question. I think there's a way, but I haven't studied it - there are just too many pitfalls. Especially since the startup/shutdown cycle for Tomcat is fairly brief.
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