This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
have you tried the way of tomcat restarting as it tomcat-manager does ? tomcat ships with ant task that does redeployment well. and invoking ant task from java code looks better than running sh manually. plus it will gives you crossplatfom-compatibility.
I’ve looked at a lot of different solutions, and in my humble opinion Aspose is the way to go. Here’s the link: http://aspose.com