It is very important to know what directory stores what and what are the use of it.
By creating a domain, you define a collection of resources, such as:
• Managed Servers
• Database connections
• Security services
• Java EE applications
After the domain has been created, some files and directories are placed on your local server.
domain-name: The name of this directory is the name of the domain.
• autodeploy: In development mode, WLS automatically deploys any applications or modules that you place in this directory. This directory provides a quick way to deploy applications in a development server.
When the Oracle WebLogic Server instance runs in development mode, it automatically deploys any applications or modules that are placed in this directory.