Understand now how to build the basic deployment descriptor, get servlets up, it's a blast.
Currently for each app, I just copy the WEB-INF and META-INF, including all files/web.xml file from one old app, and replace the class name and servlet mapping name with those of the NEW app.
This is fairly quick but curious if, via an IDE, or other means it can be faster.
I read that certain "java web-application" deployment tools can auto-create the web.xml file.(no specifics given)
Have ANT installed, never used it yet, plan to start this weekend-
Also read ANT can auto-create the web.xml file, but it's only a skeleton, in which case, what's the point, unless ANT auto-creates all of the needed subdirs as well.(hope it does, this will save copy/paste time of dirs/files)
Thank you, this isn't posted in ANT forum, in case there are alternate suggestions, though am suspecting that will be dominant.