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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
- Exporter of the Year
- Employer of the Year
- Small Business of the Year
- Health and Wellbeing Employer of the Year
Long-time followers of Team Payara will know that Payara Week is our annual company-wide event. It’s our opportunity for team bonding, to discuss and develop ideas for Payara’s future success, and, most importantly, have lots of fun!
Last year, our fourth Payara Week took place at our Portugal office, located in Funchal on the island of Madeira. The fantastic event energised the team, and as the time for the fifth of these exciting company summits rolled round, we were faced with the question – what would Payara Week look like when pandemic-related restrictions meant it had to be virtual?
The answer? Thanks to the invention, imagination and innovation of our HR and Engagement team – and the fantastic attitude of Payarans all over the globe – Payara Week was just as creative, inspiring and relationship-building than in previous years! Payara Cloud lead developer Patrik Duditš invites you to find out more…
Payara Services have been shortlisted in a total of 4 Hereford and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Awards ! These awards, organised by the prestigious local branch of the UK wide British Chambers of Commerce business network, aim to raise profile and celebrate excellence in a range of businesses across the two counties local to our Malvern office.
We are shortlisted for the below categories:
- Employer of the Year
- Small Business of the Year
- Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace
- Exporter of the Year
今年、5月23日に開催される Japan JUG CCC Spring にPayaraの Kenji Hasunuma (蓮沼賢志)が参加します。このイベントは、Japan Java User Group (JJUG)が主催する最大級のJavaコミュニティ・イベントで、年に2回、春と秋に開催されます。Java関連の技術やプラクティスの素晴らしいセッションが行われ、様々な分野のJavaエンジニアが集まり、今年はオンラインで開催されます。
Kenjiは昨年11月に開催されたJapan JUG CCCにも参加し、 Jakarta EEの短いチュートリアルを行いました。今年は、さらに深く、Jakarta REST APIのディープダイブを行います。
This year, Payara’s Kenji Hasunuma will be participating in Japan JUG CCC Spring on May 23rd. This event is the largest Java community event organized by Japan Java User Group (JJUG), held twice a year in spring and autumn. It provides great sessions of Java-related technologies and practices and brings together Java engineers from different disciplines, and this year is being held online.
Kenji also participated in Japan JUG CCC last November, where he delivered a short Jakarta EE tutorial. This year, he goes more in depth, with a deep dive into Jakarta REST API.
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.
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.
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”
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