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.
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.
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.
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”
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”
Fifteen events are already confirmed in an ambitious virtual tour of Java User Groups across the globe, marking a strong start for new Java community platform Foojay. Continue reading “Virtual Tour is Biggest Project Yet for New Java Community Platform Foojay”
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.
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.
… 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.
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.
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”
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 Choice of JDK Can Impact 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.