In general, there are at least three deploying approaches: sandbox deploy, auto deploy, and hot deploy. The real deploy process could start from sandbox deploy or auto deploy first, then goes to the hot deploy. It could also start from hot deploy directly, like using the portlet
Plugins Installation in the Control Panel.
In particular, there are two methods for deploying and redeploying Ext plugins in production: redeploying plugin WAR file and generating an aggregated WAR file.
The method redeploying plugin WAR file can be used in any application server that supports auto deploy such as Tomcat, JBoss, and so on. The only artifact that needs to be transferred to the production system is the
.war file, produced using the Ant target ...