Plugin Reloading

If you make changes to a plugin, you will generally need to shut down the server, update the plugin, and start the server again.

However, you can eliminate restating the server in the following cases:

The following hints can help you eliminate the restart in the certain cases:

To enable TeamCity development mode, pass the "teamcity.development.mode=true" JVM option. Using the option you will:

Also, to check minor changes in the code without server restart, you can start the server with debug, connect debugging session to the application and use Java hotswap to reload the changed classes from your IDE. Note that the standard hotswap does not allow you to change method signatures.

See also:

Extending TeamCity: Developing TeamCity Plugins | Plugins Packaging