Speeding up JBoss 6 Deployments in Development Environment

For several I was convinced that the application deployment process implemented by WebSphere was the worst-performing in the world. Well, that happened until I met JBoss AS 6.  In order to properly deploy an application JBoss simply explodes all of its JARs into a temporary folder, “$JBOSS_HOME/server/<server>/tmp”.  This is a known JBoss bug, more details can be found here:   https://issues.jboss.org/browse/JBAS-8786. Depending on the footprint of your application tens of JAR files will be unpacked into the aforementioned folder every time you deploy ... Read more