Payara Team’s Blog

Payara’s Platform Engineering Innovations Under the Spotlight at JAX Conference in Germany

Payara Services will showcase its latest advances in the development landscape at JAX 2024, which will take place from April 22-26 in Mainz, Germany. In addition to exhibiting through physical and virtual stands at the event, the company‘s innovative approach to Platform Engineering for businesses delivering solutions with Jakarta EE will be discussed in one of the main conference’s sessions.  

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Insider Look: Joining the Payara Product Team

A Conversation with Senior Product Managers 

Over the last few weeks, Payara Services announced multiple exciting job openings, attesting to the growing acceptance of our solutions as well as our company. As we look for many engineering specialists to join our Product team, we believe it is important to give any potential applicants an insight into what it is like to work in this team and what they can expect as Payarans.  

In line with this, we interviewed our Senior Product Managers, Louise Castens and Ilias Efstathiou, to discuss what it’s like to work hands-on on the Payara Platform.  

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Remote-first business Payara highly commended in Remote Excellence Awards

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Payara Services Ltd. was highly commended at the 2024 Remote Excellence Award, organized by the leader in building, managing, and supporting globally distributed workforces, Remote. Praised within the Excellence in DE&I (diversity, equity and inclusion) category, the company was acknowledged for its proven record in welcoming and valuing team members with different nationalities, genders, races, ages, religions, sexual orientations and abilities.

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Payara Cloud Hackathon now open for sign-ups!

Sign up now and join the Hackathon between the 11th and the 31st of March. Build an app with Jakarta EE 10 and Payara Cloud for a chance to win £3,000 in prize money for the winner, with £2,000 and £1,000 prizes for runners up.

Join us in shaping the future at our “Innovating for a Sustainable Future with Jakarta EE” Hackathon. This is your invitation to dive into the world of development with a cause, using Jakarta EE to craft solutions that pave the way for a greener, more sustainable world.

Whether you’re a developer, designer, or innovator, we’re looking for applications that tackle environmental, social, and economic sustainability challenges.

With a focus on deploying to our Payara as a Service platform Payara Cloud, this is your chance to showcase the power and versatility of Jakarta EE technologies.

Find out more and sign up on the official Payara Cloud Hackathon 2024 page.

Maximizing Developer Productivity: Tools and Techniques For Java Developers

Join our insightful webinar “Maximizing Developer Productivity: Tools and Techniques,” featuring Java Champion and Developer Evangelist Trisha Gee from Gradle and Jakarta EE Expert Luqman Saeed from Payara. This session is tailored to enhance your coding efficiency and productivity, offering practical insights into smarter and more effective software development.

During the webinar we will cover the following:

-An introduction to advanced productivity tools by Trisha, aimed at streamlining your coding process and improving focus.

-Practical coding techniques that extend beyond basics, focusing on effective task management, automation, and the strategic use of libraries and frameworks.

-Strategies to maintain high code quality while keeping pace, incorporating methods like test-driven development and code reviews.

-A chance to interact directly with Trisha and Luqman in a Q&A session, where you can seek advice and share your experiences.

-Real-world examples demonstrating the tangible benefits of these tools and techniques in software development.

-Insights into staying abreast of emerging tools and trends in the fast-paced world of software development.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced Java developer, this webinar is designed to provide you with valuable insights to improve your productivity. Save your place now and join us for a session filled with expert guidance from Trisha Gee and Luqman Saeed, helping you to enhance your development skills.

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2023, that’s a wrap! Celebrating 30% Employee Growth, Innovation and Employee Satisfaction

As we say goodbye to another remarkable year, it’s with immense pride that we reflect on the incredible journey of growth and success Payara has experienced. The past twelve months have been nothing short of extraordinary, marked by a surge in our workforce, spanning 16 countries across the globe, the creation of new business units, and the introduction of perks and benefits that have truly resonated with Payarans.

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Payara Candidate Journey

At Payara, we have worked hard on our candidate journey and are always trying to improve our candidate experience. This year, we have implemented more automation, which I know is like Marmite (some love it and some hate it!). We know automation can be a great addition to a candidate’s journey, as it has many benefits such as speeding up decision-making time, allowing candidates to book interview slots that suit them, and ensuring our own hiring managers have a full-picture view of their hiring campaign.

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Virtual Payara Conference: Empowering Enterprise Innovation with Jakarta EE

We are hosting our first ever Payara conference! This day long event is totally virtual, so you can join online from anywhere in the world. It’s a must-see for anyone who wants to stay up to date with the future of Jakarta EE. We will be looking ahead to Jakarta EE 11, exploring the challenges and opportunities of enterprise Java and learning more about Payara Platform, plans for 2024 and the different options available to you as an enterprise Java developer.

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Geo-Differentiated Pay versus Geo-Neutral Pay: Payara’s Business Challenge

Payara was born global – we started hiring globally by design, so the issue of pay and compensation has always been a challenge. Payara was also born to be remote first – enabling us, by design, to hire and support top talent for each role regardless of the individual’s geographical location. So, the issue of pay and compensation, Geo – Neutral versus Geo-Differentiated, has been a long and frequent discussion within the business. 

Basic salary as part of a larger pay and compensation package plays a crucial role in attracting and retaining a talented workforce, but now thanks to the rise in remote working many more business are entering the Global hiring market, and this raises new and difficult challenges when it comes to determining pay structures. Some businesses make the decision to implement geo-differentiated pay, which accounts for regional cost-of-living disparities, while some make the decision to implement geo-neutral pay, which applies a uniform compensation across all locations.

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Mentoring and Coaching in the Workplace

Payara loves to upskill its team – and we have set ourselves an ambitious challenge of investing over 100 hours of Learning and Development time for each team member each year. Over the past couple of years traditional ‘course / qualification’  based learning has been replaced  by online sessions  which better suits both individual and business needs … and it’s here to stay! 

So, what is the place in this online landscape for Mentoring and Coaching ? Is in-person knowledge sharing still beneficial ? 

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Payara Becomes Official Partner of Fadata Ecosystem

Fadata, a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, is pleased to announce that Payara has become an official partner of the Fadata Ecosystem.

The agreement forms part of a bigger picture from Fadata, to provide insurers with out-of-the-box software solutions. The Ecosystem of partners is designed to enable speedy, seamless deployment of new technology capabilities from different sources, to ensure insurance companies can meet changing customer needs and expectations with fast paced innovation. Fadata clients now have direct access to the Payara application server for more efficient deployment. Thanks to the partnership, Payara has been optimised for the Fadata Ecosystem to support insurers to enjoy more flexibility and functionalities in the Cloud. Becoming an Ecosystem partner means that Payara terms and conditions and licensing policies are pre-approved by Fadata, and the relationship ensures ongoing improvements from which Fadata’s clients can benefit.

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Experience Fully Managed Jakarta EE Cloud Deployment with Payara Cloud’s New Free Trial

Payara invites developers and enterprises to explore the capabilities of Payara Cloud by taking advantage of the new Free Trial. To give developers a taste of its exceptional capabilities, Payara is proud to introduce a new 15 days Free Trial of Payara Cloud, enabling users to experience effortless cloud deployment like never before.

Payara Cloud redefines the way Jakarta EE applications are deployed, taking an approach that handles server-related complexities on behalf of users. It leverages the core principles of Jakarta EE to isolate deployable applications from infrastructure intricacies. This innovative platform, built to run on Microsoft Azure using the Azure Kubernetes Service, seamlessly takes a user’s application bundle (WAR file) and deploys to automatically provisioned containers in Kubernetes pods.

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The Importance of Workforce Planning at Payara

As a SME (Small to Medium Sized Enterprise) competing for talent in a highly competitive market, the People team focus on working alongside Team leaders to increase their understanding of how to approach future state team organisation, identify roles, and develop the existing team members. To do this we use a mechanism called Workforce Planning. 

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Payara’s Charity of the Year: Children International

Payara is proud to announce that we’ve chosen Children International as our Charity of the Year!

About Children International

Children International were established to help bring an end to child poverty through their work with children and their communities, providing access to healthcare, education, and employment opportunities, as well as empowering children to have hope for a brighter future.

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Do You Want a Collaborative Workforce? Invest in Cross-Team Challenges 

In today’s remote working but interconnected business environment, effective teamworking is crucial for achieving organizational success. Team building activities play a vital role in fostering Initiative, Trust, and Community, some of our Core Company values, among team members. An innovative approach to team building is through cross-team challenges, where individuals from different teams come together to tackle shared tasks. 

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Payara Boosts Cybersecurity Credentials as CVE Numbering Authority

Payara is proud to announe that it has become a CVE Numbering Authority. Read the full press release:

Payara, a leading provider of Jakarta EE and MicroProfile runtimes, has been authorized by the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) Program as a CVE Numbering Authority (CNA).

Payara can now publish authoritative cybersecurity vulnerability information about its products via the CVE Program. Vulnerabilities will be given a unique, alphanumeric identifier, building the CVE List that feeds into the U.S. National Vulnerability Database (NVD), and playing a role in the CVE Program’s mission to identify, define and catalogue cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

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