Developing in ZK - without constantly restarting Tomcat

asked 2014-12-08 07:13:41 +0800

JustinFrost gravatar image JustinFrost
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Hi All,

Is there anyway to develop/debug a zk application without constantly restarting the tomcat server ?

When we change a theme, or other dependent project - they need to be rebuilt and therefore the ZK application is restarted to pickup the changes.

Just interested if anyone else had found a more efficient way to develop with dependent projects.


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answered 2014-12-08 09:07:30 +0800

cyiannoulis gravatar image cyiannoulis
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The only real solution for us was JRebel. Zero redeploys, instant reload of literally any change, very good support of ZK framework.

PS: I am in no way connected or related to the JRebel guys. It is the only commercial product we are using for development.


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We did try JRebel. Does that work when rebuilding a dependent project such as a theme ? It worked for hot deploying java code changes, we are more interested in rebuilds of dependent project jars which we are doing frequently.

JustinFrost ( 2014-12-09 05:55:49 +0800 )edit

As far as i understand you want to deploy the new jar automatically without restarting web server. We are using jrebel without exporting new jars but i think this link will do: http://zeroturnaround.com/software/jrebel/learn/how-to-configure-rebel-xml/

cyiannoulis ( 2014-12-09 08:06:21 +0800 )edit
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