Archive from April 2019
CONGRATULATIONS and CELEBRATIONS to our Senior Apprentice Matt Gill who is celebrating his 21st birthday. As 21 is still a ‘special’ birthday in the UK, Payara has given Matt a birthday gift and card and even some celebratory balloons for his desk. Matt brought in a tray of birthday cupcakes to share which were very appreciated. We all wish Matt a very happy birthday and started to think what he can now do in the UK ‘legally’ which include ;
Hello and welcome to the second issue of our monthly round up where we feature a curated list of interesting articles and videos created by the community that we have enjoyed and found interesting. Cant wait until the end of the month? then visit our twitter page where we post all these articles as we find them!
We all have our little aids that keep us ticking along, tapping that keyboard, making the magic runes do the things. This blog will make me sound very British, and may make you hungry, but here are my five best fuels that keep me making sarcastic comments and writing code when I start to lag on the long days:
Nowadays, the concept of microservices is more than a simple novelty. With the advent of DevOps and the boom of container technologies and deployment automation tools, microservices are changing the way developers structure their applications. With this article, our intention is to illustrate that microservices are a valid option for Java/Jakarta EE developers and how Payara Micro is a robust platform to reach that goal.
Java EE 8 introduced a new API called the Java EE Security API (see JSR 375) or "EE Security" in short.
This new API, perhaps unsurprisingly given its name, deals with security in Java EE. Security in Java EE is obviously not a new thing though, and in various ways it has been part of the platform since its inception.
So what is exactly the difference between EE Security and the existing security facilities in Java EE? In this article we'll take a look at that exact question.
Recently I had an opportunity to take part in a career fair hosted by The Chase School. The school is adjacent to our office which has led to the development of a special relationship between the school and our company. We have taken students for work experience and apprenticeships over the past few years. We are always looking for opportunities to find new talent locally, and the career fair provided exactly that. The fair was attended by students in year 11 - 13. This provided an excellent platform to promote our degree apprenticeship.
There are many acronyms in the Java world. Here's a list of some commonly used acronyms and what they mean.
JCP - Java Community Process
The Java Community Process is simply the process by which Java EE was developed. It's an open process that anyone can apply to become a part of. To find out more about the JCP, visit their website: https://www.jcp.org
Payara Platform 5 brought with it an implementation of Servlet 4.0, which itself contains support for the HTTP/2 standard. HTTP/2 support in Java has been fairly obscure for JDK 8 users, causing issues for many depending on their JDK minor version. This blog hopes to clarify the state of HTTP/2 in Payara Platform 5.
I started out as any other student doing A-levels, being force-fed the idea that to have any semblance of success in life I have to be looking at universities, which I partly believed. After passing my A-levels and planning to take a gap-year to mull over going to University, worrying about the £40,000+ debt once I finish, then the job hunt, where you are competing with hundreds (if not thousands) of starry-eyed graduates that have the same degree. What I quickly learned about the IT industry, however, is that a degree doesn't tell a employer how good you are at writing code, because in the industry, experience takes precedence.
We are proud to announce that Rakuten Card has recently received the IT encouragement award for delivering "Highly available financial services using open source application server and global collaboration with Payara".