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Payara Server in Production - Quick Tip

02 Sep 2016

TIP: Don't deploy any apps to the DAS in production!

Why?

As is the case with all my stories, this one began at a customer site. They had an old app they were migrating from GlassFish 3.1.2 to the latest version of Payara Blue. They'd called me in because they wanted to benchmark performance of...

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What's new in Payara Server 163?

16 Aug 2016

As we enter the third quarter of the year, that can only mean one thing: Payara Server 163 is here! With this release, we’ve managed to cram in 44 bug fixes, 34 enhancements, 6 new features and 6 component upgrades. One of these new features is the tech preview of our new Request Tracing...

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Payara Micro - Dynamic Clustering Demo

02 Aug 2016

Take a look at this quick demo to see some of Payara Micro's  dynamic clustering capabilities. I'm running the demo without any extra tools, just Payara Micro itself. To show how Payara Micro dynamically rebalances the cluster, I used JCache and Payara Micro's --autoBindHttp feature.

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Creating a Simple Cluster with Payara Server

30 Jun 2016

GlassFish has traditionally used Project Shoal to power its clusters. Since Shoal is no longer actively maintained, Payara Server intends to replace Shoal with Hazelcast, which has the added benefit of being JCache compliant.

 

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Payara Docker Images - Update

06 Jun 2016

A year ago, we brought you our first Docker images. Today, we have updated them with a few changes and refinements.

 

Payara Docker Images

 

For those already familiar with Docker, here are the key points:

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How to Upgrade Payara Server

02 Jun 2016

Since Payara Server is on a regular and frequent release cycle, we get a lot of questions on how to upgrade to the latest version while maintaining existing domain configurations.

 

The answer to the question of “how do I upgrade?” is always “it depends”, because everyone’s situation is going to...

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Backup & Restore of Payara Server

01 Jun 2016

Recently, I was working with a customer on a production deployment of Payara Server and the topic of disaster recovery and backups arose. It seemed like a useful topic to blog about and share my thoughts with the community.

 

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What's New in Payara Server 162?

06 May 2016

The second release of 2016 is finally here! Payara Server 4.1.1.162 is our biggest release yet in terms of sheer number of bug fixes and new features. One of the biggest things isn't actually a new feature of Payara Server but a newly rehosted documentation, and it's where you'll find the full...

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Automating Production in Payara Server

25 Apr 2016

Taking an environment from development through to production is often an afterthought and can all too often be too far down the list of priorities. Initially, there may not be any obvious problems or issues with manually configuring a new production environment to match an existing one in...

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Troubleshooting your Java EE Applications

22 Mar 2016

Of course, as responsible developers, we all thoroughly test our code and therefore our applications never need troubleshooting; it's everyone else's code that goes wrong.

 

So what do we do when the inevitable happens?

 

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