The Servlet specification describes how to deploy a Web Application as a
but most AppServers,
support deployment from an (expanded) directory.
Directory deployment allows fast and easy detection of file changes and
thus can lead to an improved deployment experience.
Which is what Vance has been doing for
NetBeans 6.1 and
GlassFish v2.1 combination.
Check out the description of the new functionality, first through
and then via
I belive this is available now in the corresponding nightly builts, but I need to check.