I am trying to improve development workflow for an application which uses Tomcat to run in development.
- start Tomcat server
- in Tomcat the file server.xml dictates where on the local machine to find the META-INF and WEB-INF along with the application source
- visit browser at the host name and port 8080 provided in Tomcat’s server.xml
My thinking is to make Tomcat it’s own container container, and the Application (including WEB-INF and META-INF) another container.
But how can they talk to each other and how can Tomcat in container 1 find a file inside of Application in container 2, and then be able to run this application in development?
Thank you so much in advance!