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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Continue reading “How Your Choice of JDK Can Impact Developer and DevOps Workflows”
This is an annual event gathering developers, engineers, software architects, dev teams, managers and executives from over 70 countries to discover the latest in developer technologies, languages, platforms, and tools – this year conducted virtually.
Growing a steady flow of website traffic can be challenging, but there are some quick and easy, fundamental core strategies that you can use to optimise and develop your website for more traffic. In the article below I have outlined some of the key Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) you should be using, divided into two simple categories, On-Page and Off-Page. Continue reading “11 Quick SEO Wins for 2021”
In reality, the “perfect” applicant doesn’t exist. Agree?
Let me explain.
Here at Payara we like to do things differently. That includes candidate selection.
Not because we want to be noticed and branded with glory and fame and have our name up in lights on a grand stage at a gala award ceremony being lavished with trophies and gifts from high-level celebrities – but because it is often the right thing to do.
At Payara Services, we welcome Community contributions through our GitHub. We’re keen to celebrate hard working open source pioneers who are essential to the work we do.
Two of our values as a company are openness – being open to new ideas, and ready to share and collaborate with others – and community – building strong relationships both internally and externally. We hope to make our Community of contributors, who work with us to make our product better and drive innovation, feel included and supported.
The ways our contributors have developed the platform this year have been varied and wide-ranging, and encompass MicroProfile, security, and various bug fixes.
In September, Instagram celebrated its 10-year anniversary. This makes it the youngest of the big social media giants (Twitter is 14, YouTube 15, and LinkedIn 18), but it also stands out for other reasons.
Firstly, it focuses on images and visual content over and above the written word. Secondly, its user base is much younger, with 95% of users under 35 years old. Compare this to LinkedIn, where only 77% of the user base is under 35.
This inevitably has huge repercussions for how we use the platform as marketeers.
Find not one but two Payarans at 2021 JavaLand: Ondrej Mihályi and Rudy De Busscher will both deliver online talks at the hybrid online and on-site event.
JavaLand 2021 will take place from March 16 -18, with 120 presentations in eight streams on a variety of topics from the world of Java. For those that won’t be able to be make it to the famous theme park location, this year you will be able to watch all the speakers online.
Ondrej and Rudy will join participants including Emily Jiang, Ivar Grimstad and Thorben Janssen in what promises to be an informative event. There will be streams focused on Microservices, Cloud, Quality and Testing, Security and more, as well as Enterprise Java – where you will be able to find Ondrej and Rudy.
HURRAH! Our 2 new Digital and Technology Solution (DTS) Degree Apprentices have finally joined the Payara Engineering team ….and it’s been such a wait!
Recruitment of UK (DTS) Degree Apprentices is an unusual challenge as the business must think and act like an academic institution. Instead of the usual short hiring cycle, hiring a Degree Apprentice often takes longer than a full academic year as initial advertising has to take place at the start of the school year (September) to fall in line with Year 13 options around University education. Candidates apply for Degree Apprenticeships at the same time as University places, and interviews/offers need to be timed to coincide with University offers during the following Spring. Once the successful applicant has accepted the offer, there is a long wait until November of the following Academic year before they start with Payara… so there is a lot of work done to keep in touch during that time.
Find Payara’s Fabio Turizo at JConf Centroamerica 2020.
This is an annual event aimed at promoting Java Virtual Machine (JVM) technology in the Central American region. It involves the Java User Groups of Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador and Panama, and this year will be virtual.
JConf Centroamerica 2020 es un evento anual dirigido a promover las tecnologías JVM (Java Virtual Machine) en la región. Cuenta con la participación de los Java User Groups (JUGs) de Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador y Panamá quienes a partir de la actual realidad que nos ha traído el COVID-19 hemos decidido realizar un solo evento virtual, naciendo así la conferencia más grande sobre tecnologías JVM en Centroamérica.
Now includes clients using Aarch64 (Arm 64-Bit) architectures
SUNNYVALE, Calif, and Malvern, United Kingdom, November 19, 2020 – Azul, provider of the world’s most trusted open source Java platform, and Payara Services Ltd (Payara), provider of best in class Jakarta EE and MicroProfile compatible supported application servers, today announced that it has extended its agreement to ship Azul’s Zulu Enterprise builds of OpenJDK with Payara Platform Enterprise as part of the included support services of Payara Server and Payara Micro. This ensures that Payara Enterprise includes the most secure builds of OpenJDK, supports clients with more versions of Java and reduces clients’ infrastructure costs while increasing their development flexibility free of complicated license commitments to Oracle.
Virtual business events were common even before the coronavirus pandemic – but today, businesses are finding ways to hold most events and conferences online. Not only that, but it’s become the norm for entire organizations to work remotely, holding meetings over phone or video conference calls and collaborating with coworkers via Office 365, Google Docs, and screen sharing.
Payara’s Rudy De Busscher will deliver a demonstration, ‘How Class Data Sharing Can Speed up Your Jakarta EE Application Startup’ at jLove Conference, December 4th.
The online-only conference for Java developers takes place 4 – 5 December, and is designed to help students, programmers with experience, experts in Java and Java champions alike learn more about Java.
Payara Cloud: It’s What Cloud-Native Should Be. Join our demo on December 2nd 2020, at 03.00 PM GMT.
As an app developer we know you’re expected to do everything from writing the code to deploying the application. We also know the potential problems you face when provisioning the Jakarta EE runtime, TLS and SSL certificates, the Pod, setting up your containers, and the nightmare of making it all work with Kubernetes…
And so we’re creating an easier way to run your apps on the cloud. Save time and effort and deploy your apps faster with the next generation of cloud-native application server: Payara Cloud!
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities virtually from November 17 – 20, 2020. Continue reading “Payara at KubeCon / CloudNativeCon North America: Eclipse Foundation Virtual Booth”
Please join us for the Payara Platform November Release Webinar on Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 15:00 PM BST / 10:00 AM EST.
We are now organising our community events via Meetup to make it easier for you to stay up to date with our current and upcoming events! We hope to grow a vibrant community there, where we can discuss, share and collaborate. Events will include announcements, releases, roadmaps, JUGs and conference talks! Sounds interesting? Then make sure you join here. Continue reading “Join our November Release Virtual Event, Now Via Meetup!”
The Eclipse Foundation provides an environment for Open Source collaboration and innovation. It is home to more than 375 projects – including runtimes, tools and frameworks. Oracle donated Java EE and related GlassFish technologies to the Eclipse Foundation in 2017. With Payara Platform based on the former Oracle GlassFish Server software, our Founder and Technical Director Steve Millidge knew it made sense to join the Foundation to advance Jakarta EE, the successor to Java EE.
This case study, created by the Eclipse Foundation with our input, provides more details on our membership and how it advances our work – largely in Steve’s own words.