Support the Payara Foundation

Payara Foundation is the home for Payara Server’s and Payara Micro’s code and documentation.

Payara Foundation is a not-for-profit with the mission to ensure the continued development and maintenance of Payara Server as open source software for the benefit of its community of users.

Payara Foundation relies on the Payara Community for contributions to the Payara Server source code and documentation.

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Help Payara Foundation & Protect the Future of Payara Platform

Payara Foundation protects the future of Payara Server – you can help its future by:

  • Contributing code
  • Donating
  • Sponsoring features
  • Helping with documentation
  • Helping out in the community
  • Running events

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Payara Enterprise Customers’ Contribution

Using Payara Platform Enterprise is a vital form of contribution towards Payara Platform development. Our Customers’ subscriptions fund development and engineering effort of the Payara Platform open source project – we would not be able to make the continuous improvements to Payara Platform without their help!

Find out more about Payara Enterprise

Payara’s Community Growth Program – Reef

Reef Hero

Reef is our program for engaging and supporting the growing Payara community. We offer many types of support and are open to discussing how we can work together. Just head to our Reef page to find out more and get involved.

Community Testimonials

I like Payara Server’s easy installation and powerful administration interface (both CLI and web) facilitating server configuration and application deployment.
Vibrant and supportive community and, with Payara Server, one can get professional support if needed.

– Antonio Rocha

Since Oracle dropped support for GlassFish, I’ve been looking for a replacement. I still think GlassFish architecture is the best on the market today, but due to lack of resources from Oracle, it became stale, and bugs weren’t fixed.

Then, I found Payara.  I was initially afraid that Payara Server wasn’t going to track GlassFish progress, but since that progress is so few and far between, this fear quickly dissipated.

I started using Payara Server and haven’t looked back. The killer feature has really been Hazelcast integration. This has finally enabled me to achieve zero-downtime deployment and upgrades.

– Lenny Primak

GlassFish v3 became the killer application server in 2009, then Oracle dropped the commercial support.

I was skeptical as Payara was announced at JavaOne 2014 conference in San Francisco and I was proved wrong. Since two years an endless stream of commit messages, pull requests and comments dominates my GitHub timeline.

The Payara Server is surrounded by vibrant community, nice engineers and capable support.

Particularly non-functional features important for devops, Continuous Deployment and “microservices” like convenient command line, extensive RESTful monitoring (used in LightFish), or nice admin web interface are important for enterprise projects.

– Adam Bien

Many companies use open source and we love using open source. But having that commercial support with Payara who owned the code base really takes open source to the next level.

For a company that can’t dedicate resources to learning one particular product, the vendor can really provide you with knowledge that can help you out. We need certainty in our platform. Our customers demand and expect that. Payara was able to provide that. They own the code. They know the code.

– Neil Openshaw

Payara Server was an obvious choice when support for GlassFish ended. All my favorite reference implementations are inside and the soul of GlassFish seems to be more alive than ever, but now it is known as Payara Server.

– Pavel Pscheidl

I’m using Payara Server as my favorite choice in my books, articles, blogs and so on. Now, I’m using Payara Server in a Spring Boot e-commerce application that is currently under development. The application will run as a WAR under Payara Server.

– Anghel Leonard

Payara Server is a perfect drop in replacement for GlassFish. What was most significant about replacing GlassFish for Payara Server was that remote testing went from 90 – 100 seconds down to 10 – 15 seconds.  There was no need to look at any other servers. I had Payara Server deployed in my labs at Dawson and Concordia. My students no longer dread testing with its long waits.

– Ken Fogel

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