Disabling Autodeploy in Eclipse for Web and JavaEE Projects

In some cases it is helpful to have your Java project automatically built and deployed for you by Eclipse. For me, when working on a dynamic web or JavaEE project I’d much rather run it on the server through the IDE manually, as I tend to save often and I end up having to wait for a previous deployment to finish on a regular basis.

To disable the feature:

  • Go to: Window/Show View/Servers
  • Double-click on the server that you associated with Eclipse
  • On the right-hand side, should be a collapsed menu titled “Publishing”
  • Expand the menu and you will see the radio buttons with the various auto-deploy options.

You will need to shutdown the server before you can save the change.

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