The Jakarta EE 8 Essentials quickstarter (archetype) is available from maven central and can be started with:
mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeGroupId=com.airhacks -DarchetypeArtifactId=jakartaee-essentials-archetype
Just launch wad.sh in the created project to continuously deploy your ThinWARs in seconds.
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