For webapp projects, most of the time I run Tomcat directly on the exploded
webapp directory (server.xml points to the exploded folder).
I hardly ever use the IDEA built-in Tomcat/server/deployment functionality.
In the current setup, I'm missing the option of "continuous synchronization"
of webapp resources (html,css,jsp).
I'd like to see if this can be provided by a plug-in.
In essence, I'd like to:
1) register listeners on all web resource directories configured for all
web modules in the current project.
2) get notified of file addition/modification/deletion for resources that
are descendants of these directories
3) propagate the change to the resource in the configured exploded directory
I'd be very grateful for any pointers, especially existing plugins that touch
the relevant APIs (file change nitification and webapp support).