New to JSP-Netbeans, external tomcat server
I'm very new at JSP developing so my questions are probably a litle bit basic.
I'm developing a dinamic jsp web site for my company (kind of a personal project) to be running on the company's Tomcat Server.
The specifications of the server are the following:
Tomcat Version: Apache Tomcat/5.0.25
I really could use some help on configuring this whole thing.
First of all, is there a way of configuring this server over netbeans so each time i deploy the aplication it gets deployed on the server? The server is running 24hrs a day so the only thing i need is for netbeans to create the war file and deploy the browser, firefox in my case, calling directly ../externalserver/webpage instead of //localhost/webpage.
I tried to add the server to netbeans but it always asks for CATALINA_HOME wich i think i dont need since it is only needed for installing the server. There is probably another way to do this but i really cant figure it and i'm afraid of crashing the server.
Second of all, what about debugging? is it possible for me monitor what's happening with the application in the server using just the debbuger from netbeans?