Tomcat, Eclipse, Spring and reloading

As a  webapp gets bigger the time it takes to boot also increases which is a serious factor contributing to decreased focus and productivity when programming. When running Tomcat with Eclipse, the web application may restart even for the most trivial changes incurring long pauses.

I found the following settings for Tomcat to minimize restarts while still picking up all changes:

[x] Serve modules without publishing
[ ] Publish module context to separate XML files
[x] Auto reloading enabled

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