I recently came across a new process of deploying a web-app. Here no build tool (ant or maven) are used and they go ahead and deploy the application on the server configured. The IDE used is Eclipse - Ganymede 3.4.2 along with Tomcat 6.0. Feel its sort of a hot deployment operation and there is no .war file created.
Coming to my doubt. Since the war is absent I do not get to see the application in the webapps folder and the same applies to the work folder. Now I face a missing file issue with Tomcat failing to start mentioning a 'org.hibernate.HibernateException: /hibernate.cfg.xml not found' exception.
How do I solve this. And how can Tomcat deploy/deliver the application if it is not in the webapps or even the work temporary folder. This seems a little weird to me. Or is Eclipse helping things out in any way?
Any help with this or ideas would be highly valued and appreciated.