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.
In Tomcat 5.5.9, console doesn't stay open. It closes after server has started.
That depends entirely on how it is started and whether it is being run as a service. If executing from startup.bat uses javaw.exe the window never opens. Browse around in the catalina.bat and setclasspath.bat files to see where all sorts of decisions are made. When developing a servlet, you should not be running Tomcat as a service, it just complicates things. Bill