Maven can automate the process of deploying, cleaning, and redeploying the WAR on a developer machine web application server, making the entire process less cumbersome for the developer. This is done with the Jetty plugin.
According to the Wikipedia:
"Jetty is a pure Java-based HTTP server and servlet container (application server). Jetty is a free and open source project under the Apache 2.0 License. Jetty deployment focuses on creating a simple, efficient, embeddable and pluggable web server. Jetty's small size makes it suitable for providing web services in an embedded Java application. It also offers support for Web Sockets, OSGi, JMX, JNDI, JASPI, AJP, and other Java technologies".
In the preceding recipe, we built ...