currently when you right click on a web project you are given the option to
deploy that project to the configured application server via the 'Deploy
Project' menu item. It would be nice to have an addition menu item labeled
'Deploy Project To..." which would prompt the user to select any valid app
server netbeans knows about.
This menu item would make it simple to deploy your project to a production
server without reconfiguring the project. This would prevent future 'deploys'
from being accidently deployed the production app server if the user forgot to
change his/her settings back.
I believe production deployments should not be handled by the IDE as those are too dangerous.