I'm a big user of properties (with PropertyPlaceholderConfigurer) for making my application as "dynamic" as possible. Almost all the constants are defined as such. Anyway, I'm currently defining a default.properties which comes shipped with the default WAR.
In other environments (Acceptance/Production) I need to overwrite of the configurations. I'm doing this as following:
With this means I can use a promotable build for each of the environments.
HOWEVER, I do dislike the fact that I can't change any of my properties from inside WebSphere. Instead I have to go to each of the servers (we have 8 clustered) and change the properties accordingly. It would be a lot more user friendly if I could change those from inside WebSphere and just perform a restart afterwards...
Anyone has an idea on how I could do such a promotable build? I already define JNDI configuration for datasources/java mail/etc.