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Webinar: Payara Cloud – Realizing the Potential of Cloud Native Serverless Jakarta EE

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.

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Payara Launches Payara Cloud – Serverless Approach for Jakarta EE

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.

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Growing our Payara Service team – Meet Felix and Elif!

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!

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Leadership That Inspires People!

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!

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Meet Rebekah – Our new People Team Assistant

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.

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If It Ain’t Broke, Fix It Anyway: The Evolution of Virtual Payara Day

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.

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Meet Luis – New Payara Starter

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…

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Leaving Jakarta, Place for Jakarta EE, Programming – a Remote-First Success Story 

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.

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Permissionless Co-Marketing: When One of Us Shines, We All Shine!

It’s likely you haven’t heard of Permissionless Co-Marketing. It’s Marketing’s kindest secret weapon – and it’s everywhere!  

Amanda Natividad, VP of Marketing for SparkToro, sums it up in her excellent Twitter thread 

“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.” 

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5 Benefits of Remote-First Companies

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.  

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How To Reinvent Your Office Party For Remote Working

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.

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Video: Payara Services Wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

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”.

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