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I currently work as a Java Chief Software Architect.
I’ve started as a Junior Java Developer 16 years ago. Since then, Ive been a big fan of Java ecosystem. Outside my job, I’m fan of sports, especially tennis, but I like to read and build stuff as well.
Well, I started paying attention to the events flow when Oracle announced that it will no longer support GlassFish commercial edition. I was using GlassFish commercial and open source editions for most of the projects that I was involved in including authoring books, articles and so on. Then I heard about the Payara project and I started to follow the story. Since then, I’m constantly using and reading posts, articles, twits, and so on about Payara Server/Micro editions.
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 it is currently under development. The application will run as a WAR under Payara Server.
Currently, my position allows me to be part of the team that can decide what technologies are used in a project. When it comes to application servers, I’m always having Payara Server on my list as a potential proposal.
I will pick up Hazelcast support, powerful CLI and asadmin recorder service as my favorites.
Well, at the previous questions I picked up three favorites. But, I cannot skip notification service, health check service, CDI remote events, metrics and so on. Basically, I think that Payara team does a great job and if I’d like to see an improvement, it will be maybe a “faster” admin GUI and an intuitive upgrade tool.
I think that the major misconception here is that Payara Server is just GlassFish but with a different name and a “facelift”. I heard people saying “Oh, Payara Server … I heard about it, isn’t it the GlassFish actually with some small improvements !?”. This is why I prefer to start by saying that Payara Server is an application server derived from GlassFish as an open source project with full production capabilities ready to go and 24/7 support.
Beside the above links, I can point out the JSF 2.3 repo that contains applications tested under Payara Server. The Java-EE repo applications were tested on Payara Server as well.