I would like to add to your confusion
sorry about that. But I was just curious which "server" you are talking about here ...
I think that I understand it now. Anytime I update my entire application from the version control repository, I should restart the server
Are you talking of a proper WAS runninng on a seperate machine or WAS on your RAD Test Environment?
Yes you can do this with WebSphere Test Environment installed on your RAD:http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v6r0/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.etools.websphere.tools.common.doc/topics/cwte.html
Your concern: I have seen people using WAS and WSAD. I think that they did some kind of configuration. If they modify the Java class code, they do not have to re-build or re-deploy the application. They are able to run and display the application the reflects the changes made
Daniel's concern: What I am trying to say is my current work concentrates on using the web server only. Therefore, I wish to do some more configuration to AutoDeploy
I agree with Chintan and thats what we also do:
- You've RAD with Test Environement
- You create your web application and just say "Run on Server" - select the server you want and run your project on WAS within RAD
- You can do changes, and depending on what type of change it is, to see that reflection is very easy: (1) If you've done changes in just JSPs you can just do a Refresh
(2) but even if you've done some changes in java code all you do again is right click and "run on server".
HTH and hope this is what you're looking for.
[ June 16, 2006: Message edited by: kshitij raval ]