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We Are Hereford and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Awards Finalists!

Payara Services have been shortlisted in a total of 4 Hereford and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Awards ! These awards, organised by the prestigious local branch of the UK wide British Chambers of Commerce business network, aim to raise profile and celebrate excellence in a range of businesses across the two counties local to our Malvern office.

We are shortlisted for the below categories:

  • Employer of the Year
  • Small Business of the Year
  • Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace
  • Exporter of the Year

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The 4 Most Useful GDPR Features in HubSpot

Payara Services provides stable, supported open source software. Bringing our solutions to a global audience entails a wider skillset in the team than can be confined to Java developers and engineers, however. Our Marketing, Sales and HR departments have vital roles to play, with our Fish Food blogs providing a peek behind the curtain (or under the hood!) of running an award-winning, fast-growing, values-driven tech business. 

For this blog, our Marketing Manager Dominika Tasarz-Sochacka provides a closer look at how we have developed and evolved our watertight General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) strategy, using our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software of choice, HubSpot.

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Payara at Japan JUG CCC: Jakarta REST In Depth (Japanese translation)

今年、5月23日に開催される Japan JUG CCC Spring  にPayaraの Kenji Hasunuma (蓮沼賢志)が参加します。このイベントは、Japan Java User Group (JJUG)が主催する最大級のJavaコミュニティ・イベントで、年に2回、春と秋に開催されます。Java関連の技術やプラクティスの素晴らしいセッションが行われ、様々な分野のJavaエンジニアが集まり、今年はオンラインで開催されます。

Kenjiは昨年11月に開催されたJapan JUG CCCにも参加し、 Jakarta EEの短いチュートリアルを行いました。今年は、さらに深く、Jakarta REST APIのディープダイブを行います。

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Payara at Japan Jug CCC: Jakarta REST In Depth

This year, Payara’s Kenji Hasunuma will be participating in Japan JUG CCC Spring on May 23rd. This event is the largest Java community event organized by Japan Java User Group (JJUG), held twice a year in spring and autumn. It provides great sessions of Java-related technologies and practices and brings together Java engineers from different disciplines, and this year is being held online.

Kenji also participated in Japan JUG CCC last November, where he delivered a short Jakarta EE tutorial. This year, he goes more in depth, with a deep dive into Jakarta REST API.

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Payara Services Wins Queen’s Award!

We are overjoyed to announce that Payara has been honoured with the most prestigious UK business award: the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Often called the “Knighthood for Businesses”, the Queen’s Award is also renowned worldwide, with Payara’s award particularly recognising our international success.

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Payara Services at the Eclipse Foundation Jakarta EE Virtual Booth!

Payaran Rudy De Busscher can be found at the Eclipse Foundation Jakarta EE virtual booth at KubeCon EU 2021 this year, on May 5.

KubeCon is the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference, also aligned with CloudNativeCon, and gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities virtually from May 4 – 7, 2021 – with the ultimate aim of furthering  the education and advancement of cloud native computing.

The Eclipse Foundation have a virtual booth at the event where, in their role as stewards of Jakarta EE, they have invited experts to staff the booth chat, answering any questions from attendees on Jakarta EE technology and how this relates to cloud and Kubernetes.

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Team Payara Chooses the Bumblebee Conservation Trust as its Charity of the Year

Payara Services are proud to announce that we’ve chosen the Bumblebee Conservation Trust as our Payara Charity of the Year!

About the Bumblebee Conservation Trust

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust was established because of serious concerns over declining numbers of bumblebees. These insects are not only well-loved but also valued for the way they pollinate crops and wildflowers.

The charity aims to enhance understanding of the work these industrious insects do, why they are declining in numbers and how a diverse range of people can help. They also work to increase the quality and quantity of bumblebee habitats.

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Payara Services Seen from the Sky for Red Nose Day

Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK, working towards the vision of a just world, free from poverty. Red Nose Day – a day of activities and events to raise money – is its most famous fundraising effort. 

In aid of Red Nose Day 2021, Team Payara contributed to a fundraising project where the iconic ‘Red Nose’ logo was painted onto the rugby pitch local to our UK office. Continue reading “Payara Services Seen from the Sky for Red Nose Day”

Digitisation Expert OBJECT is Payara Platform Partner

OBJECT, an IT services business leading in digitisation for German speaking markets, is at the highest level in our Partner Program.

This program offers global organisations an opportunity to generate recurring revenue streams by introducing their customers to the stability, support, and security of Payara Platform Enterprise.

Our current list of Payara Partners consists of some of the world’s most esteemed companies offering high-performance bespoke IT solutions, and OBJECT is no exception! Continue reading “Digitisation Expert OBJECT is Payara Platform Partner”

Deploy Friday: Move Your Java Microservices to the Cloud with Payara Services

Platform.SH is an end-to-end web platform for agile teams: a PaaS that aims to manage the application and the services that the application needs, such as a database.  Developing close to MicroProfile and Jakarta EE, like Payara Platform, it supports both specifications.

We’re honoured to be guests for the company’s weekly live discussion, hosted on YouTube with live chat. Our engineers Rudy De Busscher and Fabio Turizo will discuss moving your microservices to the cloud with Chad Carlson and Otávio Santana from Platform.SH.

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February Release Overview & MicroProfile 4.0

Join Payara engineers for an informative and practical webinar on the recent updates and enhancements to the Payara Platform in the latest release (Payara Platform February Release).

Every month, we answer questions on the most recent release and also discuss a key theme –  this month, it’s MicroProfile 4.0, now fully supported in the Payara Platform Community Edition. We have covered what you can expect from the latest specifications in a blog, but please use this opportunity to ask any questions you might have about MicroProfile and its new iteration.

Full support for MicroProfile 4.0 follows us announcing we are part of the MicroProfile Working Group.   The MicroProfile project was born as a community initiative to optimise Enterprise Java with a microservices standard platform, and the Eclipse Foundation‘s MicroProfile Working Group proposes and gain approval for new common APIs and functionality – in turn drawing on the knowledge of a wide variety of different vendors. As one of the contributors, Payara engineers will shape and drive the future of the MicroProfile specifications.

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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR)

… or Best Laid Plans!

Writing this, I’m sitting in a country faring badly during the Covid-19 pandemic. Lockdowns, curfews, restrictions on personal freedoms, mask wearing and armed police on the streets … not to mention the strain on mental health and, of course, risk from the virus.

However, one thing I am NOT worried about is our business.

Why is that? Simple: we have a well-constructed, flexible, simple, tested Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plan.

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Payara Services at DevNexus

We are pleased to announce that Payara Services’ Fabio Turizo will be delivering a demonstration at DevNexus 2021.

Traditionally based in Atlanta, USA, the DevNexus Conference’s goal is to connect professional software developers from all over the world, and help them hear from and interact directly with internationally acclaimed presenters and technologists while also connecting with like-minded developers.

Due to Covid-19, this year’s event will be a free, online-only event. Talks will be presented without interruption, after each there will be a live discussion session with the speaker.

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Global Open Source Tech Company Payara Services Announce Membership of The Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse

Payara Services is pleased to announce their membership of The Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA), a growing business network that raises awareness and provides resources for employers to identify and address domestic abuse among their workforce and signpost access to services to help stop perpetrators. Continue reading “Global Open Source Tech Company Payara Services Announce Membership of The Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse”

Seven Steps to Create a Business Plan

So, following on from my last blog about cashflow, I thought it useful to cover a business plan.

There are always opportunities for new businesses. If nothing else, the coronavirus (COVID-19) disruption has given people the time and space they need to be creative and to think of new business ideas.

Additionally, the unreliable employment situation is acting as inspiration for people to make the leap and go it alone.

However, if you’re serious about creating a business, you’ll need a business plan – and lots of advice.

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Rudy De Busscher at ConFoo 2021

We are pleased to announce that Rudy De Busscher will be delivering his demonstration, ‘Easy Integration with Testcontainers’, at ConFoo 2021.

Originally in Montreal, Canada, ConFoo is a multi-technology conference for developers, gathering over 100 presentations by popular international speakers. This year’s event will be virtual, and will take place online from 22 to 26 February 2021 – with Rudy’s talk to be found on the final day of the conference

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Join Our 2021 Roadmap Update

Join us on Wednesday January 27th, at 3.00PM GMT, to find out what 2021 looks like for Payara Platform.

Our CEO Steve Millidge will be taking a look at the past year for Payara, and then providing a high-level overview of the next year – before zeroing in on the next few months.

He will be providing a wider perspective of our products, performance and future plans than in our usual roadmaps, which focus solely on the past few months and what’s coming up in the shorter term – so if you’ve never attended a Payara Roadmap Update before, now is the chance to get full view of the plan for Payara!

You’ll also have the chance to ask questions and provide feedback.

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Payara at FOSDEM 2021

Payara is a key contributor to Friends of OpenJDK, or Foojay – a community platform gathering OpenJDK writing, resources, tips and insight for Java developers.

Foojay are now running a Java focused stand at the virtual FOSDEM conference, traditionally taking place in Brussels – and our own Rudy De Busscher will be delivering an online  talk.

The Foojay devroom at FOSDEM is an opportunity for developers in this domain to meet, discuss the current state of their projects, and their roadmaps, while also helping others to understand the state of these interrelated projects.

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How Choice of JDK Can Impact DevOps Workflows

In November, we announced we were extending our agreement with Azul Systems, continuing to ship its Zulu Enterprise builds of OpenJDK with Payara Platform Enterprise as part of the included support services of Payara Services and Payara Micro.

We’re continuing our productive partnership with a joint webinar, where Azul and Payara will together discuss how your choice of JDK can impact your development and DevOps workflows.
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