March 7, 2011, 4:30 a.m.
posted by freelancer
Entire System in One WAR File!
One last and cool thing to note is that the Time Expression deployable web application archive files (timex.war and timex2.war) contain 100% of the Time Expression system (as depicted in Figure). Recall that these WAR files can be built using our Ant build.xml script or Eclipse's export feature (see Chapter 8 for details).
Figure. timex.wara fully self-contained system.
The cool aspect is that this war contains all our Java source code and compiled classes, static and dynamic web files, the dependencies (third-party libraries), job scheduling capabilities, and even a relational database!
The point I'm trying to make is that this is the power of Java. There are very few languages that you can do this in.