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Jakarta EE and the Payara Platform

Shaping the future of the industry through our direct contributions to the Jakarta EE Working Group, as Eclipse Foundation Contributing Members, and as members of the Project Management Committee.

What is Jakarta EE?

Jakarta EE can be defined as a set of open source specifications that enables Java developers to work on cloud native Java enterprise applications. Jakarta EE was formerly Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) and Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE).

Jakarta EE specifications are either grouped into a platform specification (Full or Web Platform) or can be an individual specification.

Regardless of the grouping all Jakarta EE specifications consist of

  • APIs and Specification document – defining and describing the specification
  • Technology Compatibility Kit (TCK) – used for testing the code implemented based on the APIs and Specification document
  • Compatible Implementation – implementation that successfully passes the TCK

As enterprises modernize their infrastructure for cloud, microservices and containers, the technological transformation requires a new governance model that provides faster release cycles to keep pace with innovation, along with an open source, community-driven evolution of the platform.

As Contributing Members of the Eclipse Foundation, we’re dedicated to helping shape the future of open source, and continuously invest our resources and expertise to the improvement, innovation, and development of open source technologies and Jakarta EE. Our involvement allows us to support the sustainability of the community, participate in marketing programs, and have direct access to the governance of both the Jakarta EE Working Group and the Eclipse Foundation. Steve Millidge, Director of Payara, is also a Project Management Committee member of Jakarta EE. The Payara team are also contributing to optimizing Enterprise Java for microservices architectures to help enterprises make their journey into the cloud, working closely with customers to shape Jakarta EE to meet their future needs, and are active committers to the Eclipse MicroProfile initiative.

Jakarta EE and Payara Platform

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Jakarta EE 10: What Decision Makers Need to Know

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Jakarta EE 10 is HUGE NEWS.

It is the first release since Jakarta EE (then Java EE) was donated to the Eclipse Foundation that actually brings new features. Old APIs are getting removed; consistency is being added; and the new Core Profile is meeting user needs when it comes to microservices, by creating a foundation for RESTful microservices.

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Dismiss the Java Myths: Get to Know the Real Jakarta EE

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Java was created in 1995 and despite being over 25 years old, it’s still one of the most popular and widely used programming languages in the world. Due to its longevity – many myths around Java EE (now Jakarta EE) have circulated. In this eBook, we’ll discuss the most common myths and show you why the programming language is still relevant, how it keeps up with the changes in the IT world and show there is a future in Jakarta EE.

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Dismiss the Myths: Get to know Jakarta EE

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In our “Dismiss the Myths” webinar series, we discuss the common myths surround Java EE / Jakarta EE and show you the programming language is still relevant, keeps up with the changes in the IT world, and that there is a future in Jakarta EE.

You can see all the videos from the Webinar series here:

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Jakarta EE 10 in 3 Minutes

Jakarta EE 10 in 3 minutes

It’s important you know what Jakarta EE 10 means if you work in the world of enterprise and middleware Java. In this video, we explain all in 3 minutes.

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From the Payara Blog

  • Payara Monthly Catch: January 2023 03 Feb 2023

    Starting the New Year right with our pick of the most useful and informative Java, Jakarta EE, DevOps, cloud computing, open source and enterprise software content from the month of January.

  • New Guide: A Business Guide To Cloud Deployment Options For Jakarta EE Applications 02 Feb 2023

    Wondering which cloud deployment option to use for your Jakarta EE application?  Look no further than our latest guide, published today! 

  • A Business Guide to NoSQL on the Jakarta EE Platform 26 Jan 2023

    Traditionally, enterprises stored their SQL data in relational database management systems (RDBMS). However, the strict and rigid SQL data format is not always fit for purpose... This has led to the rise of schemaless databases and NoSQL. The distributed, non-relational model of NoSQL database technology made it the almost perfect choice for companies like Twitter, Google and Facebook that had amassed massive datasets from their web applications.  But is it right for your enterprise? And will it work with Jakarta EE?

  • A Quick Look At Faces (JSF) 4.0 In Jakarta EE 10 24 Jan 2023

    Jakarta EE 10 shipped with the fourth major release of its component based web framework Jakarta Faces. Hitherto known as Jakarta Server Faces, and Java Server Faces before that, Jakarta Faces, or just Faces,version 4.0is the first major version with API change since version 2.3 in Java EE 8. Among the major changes in this version are:

  • Jakarta MVC In Jakarta EE 10 10 Jan 2023

    Jakarta EE has action and component based frameworks for building web applications using the model view controller architecture pattern. The much older Jakarta Faces is a component based framework while the much newer Jakarta MVC is an action based one. This blog starts by defining the two types, then takes a look at Jakarta MVC, what it is and how to get started.

  • What Java Versions and Tools Do Payara Users Prefer? 05 Jan 2023

    Using Payara Platform? You might be interested in what tools, OpenJDK versions and Jakarta EE releases our global community choose!  We regularly conduct surveys to learn what technologies are most commonly used with Payara Platform, so we can work on our integrations and plug-ins. This survey was promoted in October/November 2022 via social media, emails, blogs and our Payara Forum.

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