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!
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.
A few weeks ago, we held our first Virtual Payara Day of 2022. This is our quarterly online conference, and has evolved from business updates to a way of forging connections in a remote, global team.
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.
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…
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.
It’s likely you haven’t heard of Permissionless Co-Marketing. It’s Marketing’s kindest secret weapon – and it’s everywhere!
“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.”
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.
In this blog, Marketing Assistant Priya Khaira-Hanks looks at two separate aspects of how a tech company is likely to promote itself: PR & Marketing. What do they mean? What’s the difference? And how do they differ in the specific context of the Payara Platform? Continue reading “Marketing and PR: Making Sense of Complexity!”
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”.
Payara Services provides stable, supported open source software. Bringing our solutions to a global audience entails a wider skillset in the team than can be confined to Java developers and engineers, however. Our Marketing, Sales and HR departments have vital roles to play, with our Fish Food blogs providing a peek behind the curtain (or under the hood!) of running an award-winning, fast-growing, values-driven tech business.
For this blog, our Marketing Manager Dominika Tasarz-Sochacka provides a closer look at how we have developed and evolved our watertight General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) strategy, using our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software of choice, HubSpot.
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。
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”
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.