Archive from September 2016
With this article, I'm going to integrate Payara Embedded with Arquillian by having it defined inside a sample Maven based application - source code available here - which employs an integration test implemented by the Arquillian framework. You can also find our previous post about Arquillian and the Payara Server available here, but this time I’ll take it one step further and move onto the IDE side. In this example, I will execute tests just like any JUnit test; meaning the test will be executed directly through the IDE with help of a right-click. I will also configure Payara Embedded as the Arquillian container inside the IDE.
Back in June we announced MicroProfile with RedHat, IBM, Tomitribe, LJC and SouJava and Microprofile.io was launched as a location for community collaboration on Enterprise Java Microservices. In the announcement each of the vendors promised to have a MicroProfile runtime ready and available in time for JavaOne. Well after much beavering away here in the Payara Engineering team we have just pushed onto Maven Central our 1.0 release of Payara MicroProfile.
Have you ever wondered whether your application is slow to respond to requests? Which requests take the longest to respond to? And what you can do about it? Payara Server aims to provide the best tooling you would need to identify performance issues, identify their causes and help you solve them. One part of this tooling is the new Request Tracing service, available in Payara Server and Payara Micro from version 163 as a technical preview.
Any project, large or small, would ultimately like to follow industry best practices, such as continuous deployment. In order to support this, applications must be deployed early and often. This, in turn, triggers downtime and the users get affected by it because they could be logged out of the website, or worse, their work gets lost because the application's intermediate state is not saved - never mind the actual downtime during the application deployment process.
Rolling upgrades solve this problem in an efficient way!
TIP: Don't deploy any apps to the DAS in production!
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 the new version of Payara Blue on AIX against their existing GlassFish 3.1.2, also on AIX, as well as against a recent version of JBoss (I'm unsure of the version, though I know it was deployed on Windows).