You will find Payara team members delivering talks at JakartaOne Livestream in December, an important event for the Jakarta EE community.
We have a new Payaran, Technical Writer Luqman!
He is a Jakarta EE expert ready to bring his insight and skills to Payara.
We asked him a few questions to get to know him better!
You may have heard about our brand-new Payara Cloud product.
Payara Cloud automates the infrastructural tasks required when moving a Jakarta EE application to a cloud deployment model, and is therefore a ‘serverless’ option.
The cloud native application runtime automates tasks like Kubernetes deployment, ingress and YAML.
Today, Payara launches a new product Payara Cloud, designed to run Jakarta EE apps easily and quickly on the cloud. Developers simply upload any web application following the Jakarta Web Profile specification and run it in a containerized Payara Micro instance. Payara Cloud deals with infrastructure allowing them to build the code and concentrate on business logic.
“Developer experience is crucial to us, and with Payara Cloud we are responding to the growing popularity of platform engineering and its integrated products to deal with operational necessities. Payara Cloud caters to this growing demand for tools that automate infrastructural tasks; improving efficiency and shortening development cycles,” said Steve Millidge, Payara Founder and CEO.
It is the first stable release of the Payara 6 Community stream and will be the updated, current version of Payara Platform Community.
Simon joins us as we grow our global, remote-first team! He is a Senior Test Engineer and is part of the team from his home in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Here, we get to know him bettter:
Payara offers a choice of 24×7, 10×5, or Migration & Project Support provided by directly by our Jakarta EE / Java EE expert engineers. As we grow, that means our Service team grows too. We’ve recently welcomed Felix – from Romania but living in Wales, UK – and Elif – based in Ankara, Turkey – to our team.
It is a common misconception that service team members have no technical knowledge, they both explain!
Today is the birthday of Steve Millidge, Payara’s CEO and Founder, Eclipse Foundation key committer, and the brains behind providing a supported replacement for GlassFish in 2014: the birth of Payara Platform!
However, being a leader means a lot more than just bright ideas, and his leadership style also sets the tone for Payara’s culture and values.
To celebrate his big day, we quizzed some Payara team members on Steve as a boss. Here are some of the answers – take note aspiring tech leaders!
At Payara, we pride ourselves on being a global employer of choice.
We have employees in 13 countries, speaking 14 languages and operating across multiple time zones. We work to ensure everyone feels part of a united team, living our values Community, Growth, Openness, Initiative, Trust, Excellence and Passion, across continents. Of course, this takes hard work and carefully planned initiatives. We’re expanding our People team to make sure we can keep up our high levels of employee satisfaction – and continue to make being a “Payaran” special.
So without further ado: meet Rebekah, or ‘Bekah’, our new People Team Assistant.
A few weeks ago, we held our first Virtual Payara Day of 2022. This is our quarterly online conference, and has evolved from business updates to a way of forging connections in a remote, global team.
This Friday is Virtual Payara Day – a quarterly event that looks quite different from our first-ever Virtual Payara Day (VPD) in 2018, despite the consistent success of VPD since then. Once we kick off a recurring event like this that receives glowing results, isn’t it easy to publish our template and rest on our laurels? However, because the needs and culture of a business are always developing, no template should be rid of that “edit” button. At Payara, the evolution of VPD is a useful example of how an already successful event can be improved by remaining alive and responsive.
Hadar, our new Payara Engineering Manager, joined the team at the same time as Arie, Cheryl and Luis (read their previous Q+As). We onboarded 4 team members across 3 different countries/time zones in the space of one week.
Welcome to another of our new starters: Luis, Java Software Engineer, based in Brazil!
We found out a bit more about Luis in this quick Q+A – from his favourite piece of music for productivity, to the fact he takes advantage of his location by watching the famous Brazilian football team in action. Just make sure you don’t assume he creates spreadsheets all day…
Being a remote-first company means our employees can make living decisions based on their needs, rather than their commute. Our brand-new Software Engineer Arie is feeling this benefit.
He lived for the last four years in Jakarta, the largest city of Indonesia, and namesake of the programming specifications for Java, used with our product, Payara Platform: Jakarta EE. He was able to move back to his hometown Banjarmasin, South Borneo, because of Payara’s remote-first policy, hiring all employees as purely remote workers.
It’s likely you haven’t heard of Permissionless Co-Marketing. It’s Marketing’s kindest secret weapon – and it’s everywhere!
“Permissionless Co-Marketing is aligning yourself with other brands by promoting them in your work.
The payoff? Earning goodwill and setting the foundation for potential collaboration.”
The COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses around the world to reconsider their working models. Companies that had never offered employees to work from home were suddenly moving to remote-friendly working arrangements just to stay afloat. The continuing concerns over the pandemic have accelerated the growth of remote work, and it’s predicted that 32% of all employees worldwide will be remote by the end of the year (up from 17% of remote employees in 2019). The pandemic has reshaped the work world, potentially for good.
For the past two years, Christmas, Hanukkah, Diwali, Thanksgiving and more have all looked different. In-person celebrations are often not possible, due to lockdown restrictions coming into place in many different countries.
Company parties, often held before businesses close for a winter break, are likely to take place online rather than in a shared physical space.
To determine Log4j vulnerability, Payara has investigated its products:
Payara Server Community
Payara Micro Community
Payara Server Enterprise
Payara Micro Enterprise
and concluded that all remained unaffected.
In this blog, Marketing Assistant Priya Khaira-Hanks looks at two separate aspects of how a tech company is likely to promote itself: PR & Marketing. What do they mean? What’s the difference? And how do they differ in the specific context of the Payara Platform? Continue reading “Marketing and PR: Making Sense of Complexity!”
Earlier this year, Payara Services was honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise – International Trade. This is the UK’s most prestigious business award, often called the “Knighthood for Businesses”.