Archive from March 2019

The Future of the Payara Platform

Goals of the Payara Platform

Four years ago when I made the first pull request into the Payara repository the team had a number of goals in creating Payara Server. The first was to build a robust, reliable and supported open source application server that could be deployed into production environments and the second was to evolve the Payara Platform to enable Java EE developers to embrace new architectural models and new deployment infrastructure like cloud, IOT and containers. We have achieved many of these goals and driven forward others, and they are still our primary focus as we look towards Payara Platform 6.

6 of the Weirdest, Most Obscure Programming Languages

So, I recently dove into the world of esolang and weirdlang programming languages, where the creators try to take the idea of a programming language to the limit with over the top minimalism or weirdness. Here are 6 programming languages I thought were interesting – and some of the weirdest or most obscure!

Java 11 Support in Payara Server Coming Soon

The world is moving in fast forward and the Java ecosystem is no exception. In 2017, the release of Java 9 disrupted the Java ecosystem with the introduction of Java modules. Soon after, the new six months Java release cycle caused another disruption, with three new Java major versions released since then. The Payara team have been working hard to keep up with this new, faster velocity. Although the latest Payara Server version 5.191 doesn’t run on Java 11 yet, we’re very close and can confidently say the next version of Payara Server will run on Java 11.

8 Movies Featuring Coding and Technology That Only Works in Hollywood

In many films that feature computer technology, the film makers often find it necessary to apply some artistic license to its portrayal or force the audience to suspend belief for the sake of the plot. However, sometimes they simply ask too much from an educated audience! Here is a list of some of the worst offenders!

Why Use Docker with Payara Platform? Benefits for your Business

There's a lot of noise revolving around Docker at the moment, and with the current industry focus on the cloud, there's a good reason for that.

 

I hope you would already know why you might want to use Payara Platform in your business, so in this blog I'm going to focus more on why you'd specifically want to use it with Docker in a "business" context. For a start, if you're unfamiliar with Docker, please refer back to our introductory blog: What is Docker and How is it Used with the Payara Platform for a primer.

Supporting Our Community... with Pancakes!

As a company, Payara takes community very seriously and likes to participate in supporting events in the local area. One of the most recent events that I was able to participate in was the Pancake Race held by Malvern Rotary Club this year on (you guessed it!) Pancake Day - Tuesday, the 5th of March. 

Help Us Shape Your Journey to the Cloud!

One of our key goals for the Payara Platform is to enable developers to use the Java EE skills they have honed over many years to take advantage of new infrastructure, architectures and programming models. We fundamentally believe that a managed runtime platform combined with industry standard APIs like Java EE and in the future Jakarta EE is a perfect fit for cloud and containerized infrastructure. Java EE has always separated the development of applications from the construction and management of the infrastructure to run those applications using the concept of deployment artifacts. This has a natural fit to cloud and container platforms including in the future serverless models.

 

What's New in Payara Platform 191?

A change in the year means a change in our version number! Slightly later than our usual release month of February, we've tried to include some more changes in the release than a simple number change to make the wait worthwhile: read on to find out more!

 

191 Release Overview Webinar - Watch On Demand