Payara Team’s Blog

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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Rudy De Busscher at DeveloperWeek

Rudy De Busscher will be delivering his demonstration, ‘Creating a Kubernetes Operator in Java’ at DeveloperWeek 2021.

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.

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A Perfect Payara Candidate

 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. 

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Thank You Community Contributors

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. 

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Instagram for B2B Marketeers

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.

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Payara at JavaLand

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.

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Degree Apprenticeships in the Workplace

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.

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Fabio Turizo at JConf Centroamerica

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.

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Payara Services and Azul Extend Contract

Now includes clients using Aarch64 (Arm 64-Bit) architectures

SUNNYVALE, Calif, and Malvern, United Kingdom, November 19, 2020Azul, 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.

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