Archive from July 2021

The Payara Monthly Catch: July 2021

Welcome to our July Payara Monthly Catch - a collection of articles, videos & podcasts around Java, Jakarta EE, MicroProfile, open source and cloud computing. This month, the list mixes up quirky content you may not have seen - weird programming facts, tips on using the Snowflake Database - to insight from some of the most esteemed experts in the industry. Payara Platform has also been appearing all over the web, as influencers and our community use it in demos and discuss our products in conferences. Find out where Payara can be found across external blogs, conferences and media outlets in our 'Featuring Payara and Payarans' section.

On the internal news side, we announced that Payara Server Community 6.2021.1.Alpha1 is now a Certified Jakarta EE 9.1 9.1 (Full Profile) Compatible Product! Even though we aren't encouraging users to run Payara Server 6 in production yet - you can achieve the same result, migrating to Java SE 11, in Payara Server 5 - this is important news in the journey of Payara Platform products alongside Jakarta EE.

We also published a full summary of what we got up to for our annual team-bonding company event, Payara Week - from chocolate Payara fishes to cocktail making challenges, open source business model learning to daily workshops. Make sure you read ithere! You can also watch videos from our summer webinar series, 'Dismiss the Myths: Get to know Java EE / Jakarta EE'here - the second half of the sessions took place this month.

What’s New in the July 2021 Payara Platform Release?


The July 2021 Payara Platform release is here!  Payara Platform Enterprise 5.29.0 includes 8 bug fixes, 9 improvements, 1 security fix and 1 new feature. The Payara Platform Community 5.2021.5 release offers 13 bug fixes, 1 security fix, 10 improvements, 1 new feature and 1 component upgrade.

You can download Payara Platform Community 5.2021.5 here and request Payara Platform Enterprise 5.29.0 here. 

Read more below to learn more about the highlights of this release.

Adam Bien: Overview of Next Generation Cloud Java Runtimes (Video)

As part of Closed Beta testing, we offeredJakarta EEexpert, Java Champion,bloggerand podcaster,Adam Biena trial of our next-generation cloud-native application runtime,  Payara Cloud. 

He went on to discuss Payara Cloud as an alternative to HelidonandQuarkus; a 'serverless server'. He included it in hisMid-Year 2021 Observations and Reflectionsand created a video with hisinitial thoughts. Read our previous blog, rounding up his comments so far,here.

At theJ4Kconference this year, he went into further detail. He told viewers:“I really like the idea [of Payara Cloud]. Why? Because it is the opposite of where everyone is going with smaller and smaller runtimes, you can go that route or another route.” You can now view the video of this talk to watch him demonstrate Payara Cloud live and see how he reached this conclusion.  

Getting Started with Jakarta EE 9: Jakarta EE 9.1

Jakarta EE 9.1 was officially released at the end of May 2021. The objective of Jakarta EE 9.1 is to provide certification on Java SE 11 and not to deliver new features. These are scheduled for Jakarta EE 10.

In this blog, we describe how you can use Jakarta EE 9.1 and some background around Jakarta EE 9.1.

Are Java EE Application Servers Heavy? Watch The Video.

Our summer webinar series continued with 'Are Java EE Application Servers Heavy?'

In thismyth-busting webinar, Steve Millidge (founder of Payara), showed viewers that Java EE application servers are NOT resource-heavy or slow.  His live demonstrations showed it’s possible to have a small footprint and low resource usage in Jakarta EE runtimes.

If you missed the webinar earlier this month, you can now watch the video!

The Payara Monthly Catch: June 2021

June has been another busy month here at Payara Services, both internally - with our biggest yearly company event, Payara Week, taking place - and externally - with our 'Dismiss the Myths' Webinar series kicking off and proving to be one of our most popular community events yet. 

We're halfway through 'Dismiss the Myths: Get to Know Jakarta EE (Java EE)' , a series of 6 webinars where our CEO and Founder Steve Millidgedismantles common misconceptions one by one. Check out thisblog for links to watch webinars that have already taken place, and sign up to the next three! 

As for Payara Week, you may have seen the social media content around our team-building, future-planning, fun-having annual company summit - this time virtual, but no less engaging! We'll be following up with a full blog with pictures and details, but peek at one of the reimagined Payara Fishes from the week's photo competitions below. 

We also got a Twitter blue-tick this month - proving once and for all that we are 'authentic, notable and active' - in our case, when it comes to providing top Jakarta EE and Java EE, MicroProfileand cloud content!

Momentum also continued to grow for our next-generation cloud native application runtimePayara Cloud, with key influencer Adam Bien presenting on it as an alternative toHelidon and Quarkus at the j4k conference. You can find out what he already had to say in his initial trial of the product here. 

But it hasn't all been 'the Payara Show'. We've also searched for and shared the best tutorials, updates, news, articles and videos from our wider community - find them below!