I develop web apps in Eclipse using the Lomboz Plugin. I have an ANT task to deploy my web app into the tomcat/webapps folder. I do not deploy a WAR file do to an XML file I have for my datasource. (tomcat won't unpack the WAR file). Anyway, Typically, I deploy the app, start Tomcat, test, the Stop Tomcat and undeploy. Do I have to restart Tomcat everytime? Or can I just leave it running. It seems to tear away at my resources on my PC.
I would rather use my ANT script to handle all my deploy and undeploy operations. This also keeps me inside eclipse instead of going to another window. Maybe I should get the IE plugin for eclipse and just run that manager from the plugin. Now there's an idea.