Have you heard about the series “My top 5 NetBeans features”? NetBeans users report their favorite features. I just want to point out only one small (and almost hidden), but valuable feature, which is included in the upcoming version NetBeans 8.0.1.

The “Copy Static Resources on Save” feature. If you develop a web application and edit a resource like CSS or property file (e.g. message bundle) only, and you forgot about a full build, no change would be available when running the app.

These annoying times have gone. When turned on (this is default), simply save your changes in static resources, and they will be available in your application, both starting a new session or in a running app.

DeployOnSave

Thanks to the NetBeans team. What a great small feature!