DevOps and the Payara Platform
The DevOps approach to software delivery ensures development and operations teams can build, test, deploy, and monitor applications quickly while maintaining quality and control. The Payara Platform fits into your DevOps strategy – it’s compatible with the services you’re already using including Docker and Kubernetes, cloud-native, and offers commercial support for security and stability of your applications’ environment from the JVM on up.
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Payara Server 5 Datasheet
Payara Server is a fully supported, developer-friendly, open source application server. Payara Server’s architecture is innovative, cloud-native and optimized for production deployments. The application server, officially compatible with Jakarta EE 8 and MicroProfile, is built and supported by a team of DevOps engineers dedicated to the continued development and maintenance of the open source software and committed to optimizing Payara Server as the best option for production Java EE / Jakarta EE applications.
Payara Micro Datasheet
Payara Micro is the open source, lightweight middleware platform of choice for containerized Java EE (Jakarta EE) microservices deployments. Less than 70MB in size, Payara Micro requires no installation or configuration and no need for code rewrites – so you can build and deploy a fully working app within minutes.
How to Manage and Operate the Payara Platform in the Cloud
The Payara Platform is a great choice for Java developers looking to run applications in the cloud. Since the platform is cloud-native and optimized for production environments, it can be deployed in any environment: on cloud, on-premises, or hybrid. It’s designed with support for major cloud platforms, ensuring the Payara Platform is compatible with the services you’re already using, including Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, and the Google Cloud Platform.
Payara Server in Production
Once you have developed applications on Payara Server and moved these applications into a production environment, control will pass over to your operations teams. This guide introduces some features of Payara Server that you may not know about, which are especially useful for the operations teams.
Security Auditing in Payara Server
Security is always a concern you must have when implementing applications that will run in production environments. Both the JVM and Payara Server has a strong tool set of security implementations for most use cases in the industry, so you won’t have to worry about implementing your own security measures from scratch. This guide explains and demonstrates the security auditing best practices and features you can find in Payara Server.
Containers with the Payara Platform
The Payara Platform is a cloud-native open source server runtime which provides support for containers out-of-the-box so you can reduce your infrastructure and maintenance costs of existing applications. Container-friendly features for Docker and Kubernetes are built-in.
How to Build Microservices Apps with Java EE / Jakarta EE Programming Skills
The Payara Platform helps you modernize infrastructure and build microservices applications on cloud with your existing development team’s Java EE / Jakarta EE programming skills. Payara Micro with MicroProfile offers a migration path from your current architecture to a microservices architecture and the cloud-native capability of next-generation applications.
From the Payara Blog
At Payara Services, we have long been advocates of the benefits of using DevOps practices not only in the development of our products (like Payara Server & Payara Micro), but also in the core of our expert advice to our user base with our blog containing arguments for using DevOps practices, details of DevOps tools and new developments that benefit it.
This is an updated blog of the original which was published in May 2016 Payara Server provides the Health Check Service for automatic self-monitoring in order to detect future problems as soon as possible. When enabled, the Health Check Service periodically checks some low level metrics. Whenever it detects that a threshold is not met, it triggers alert notifications that allow to detect undesired behavior and predict possible failures. All of these automatic checks are very lightweight and run with a negligible impact on performance.
Automating Production in Payara Server 5 14 May 2018
Back in 2016, we wrote about the importance of automation in taking applications from development to production with Payara Server. Since then, there have been a lot of changes both in Payara Server and Payara Micro and the wider tech landscape.
Using HotswapAgent to Speed up Development 18 Oct 2017
Deploying Data Source Configuration 14 Jun 2017
Since Java EE 6 it's possible to define data sources in a portable way. This does mean though that the data source is embedded in the application archive. For some use cases, this is exactly what's needed, but for others it may not be ideal.
In his interview for The Server Side ( TechTarget) Ondrej Mihalyi - Payara Support Engineer - discusses the benefits and challenges of transitioning to reactive programming model and how Java EE facilitates reactive development.
Click here to see part 1 (Installation) Access Configuration Now that the ForgeRock tools have been installed, we will configure them with some basic access configuration. First, proceed to login to the OpenAM application (context /openam) with the amadmin user, and the application will show you the current realm configuration for your domain:
Click here to see Part 2 (Access, Deploy & Test) Introduction Today, one of the most important concerns for enterprise applications is to implement robust security mechanisms that allow developers and operation staff to easily integrate applications in a stable infrastructure and allow their users to interact with them in a seamless way. While many developers prefer to implement their own security mechanisms or use third-party libraries, a good alternative is to use already established products that handle authentication, authorization, confidentiality, identity, and entitlement on behalf of already developed applications.
Creating Uber JAR with Payara Micro 5 21 Jun 2016
Payara Micro allows you to run web applications in a self-contained and easy way. Since the release of the Payara Server in May 2016, there is a simple way to generate an "Uber" JAR that bundles the contents of a WAR file and the classes and resources that compose Payara Micro! Note that this "Uber" Jar is not the best way to run your application in a Docker container as it requires an update of the entire binary for each small code change you make in the application. A better solution is just to start a Payara Micro Instance and point to the application that needs to be installed. More information can be found on our Payara Micro Docker Image documentation. (last updated 06/04/2021)
The HealthCheck Service In-Depth - Payara Micro 14 Jun 2016
The HealthCheck Service provides automatic self-monitoring in order to detect future problems as soon as possible. The HealthCheck Service was introduced in Payara Server and Payara Micro version 161 and some new metrics have been added in version 162. All the functionality of the HealthCheck Service that is available in Payara Server is also included in Payara Micro. However, as Payara Micro differs in some concepts from Payara Server, the usage and configuration of the HealthCheck Service is slightly different. In this post, we will focus on how to use it in Payara Micro.