Dammit...how long time do you spend waiting on your J2EE server when deploying ?
At my work we use a server for which we can reduce the deployment time dramatically compared to Weblogic, Websphere and others I've tried. It's 5-10 seconds, compared to minutes in the big-shots containers....
I don't like to wait more than 5-10 seconds, so I'm shocked when I hear/read about deploymenttimes seems just to get higher and higher for many projects using big commercial servers.......what are you doing to keep them down ?
Using hot/inplace hotdeployment has a rumor of being "flakey" on some servers, is this still true ? Can one rely on it reloading classes correctly ?
Now that JDK 1.4 has introduced the javax.print with IPP-like semantics and properties, why haven't we yet seen an IPPPrintService and IPPLookupService ?
I've searched high and low for such a beast, but with no real luck.
This site mentions something that sound like they have done it, but there is no response when asking them for details :(
In some bug-reports on java.sun.com there is small comments on "maybe in 1.5", which sounds interesting, but why not before ? Why not as an experimental addon...? It would be so sweet :)