Run Jetty using Maven

Some projects can be run using Jetty using the jetty:run mojo or with jetty:run-war. You’ll probably need to set MAVEN_OPTS to give enough heap space for the server, and with Java 7 or earlier you might also need to set MaxPermSize to a suitable value.

MAVEN_OPTS="-Xmx512m -XX:MaxPermSize=128m" 
mvn jetty:run-war 

Run Tomcat using Maven

The ‘Cargo’ plugin allows Maven to create a running Tomcat instance with the application-under-development for convenience during development and testing. I wouldn’t imagine that this is a great way of productionising your code, so please limit this to uses where it makes sense to have the source code available.

You can find more about this here

This is the plugin declaration you will need to make this work.


Finally, to make it start Tomcat:

mvn cargo:run

If you don’t want to modify the POM, you can take the dirty shortcut and use the plugin directly from the command line at the expense of lack of control of the plugin settings:

mvn clean verify org.codehaus.cargo:cargo-maven2-plugin:run

Cargo also offers the facility to use alternatives to Tomcat, namely Glassfish, Jetty, JBoss, and so on.