Archive from December 2023

Securing Jakarta EE Applications with MicroProfile JWT

Securing applications is a critical aspect of modern software development, ensuring that only authorised users can access sensitive functionalities and data. In the realm of Java enterprise development, one of the robust solutions for securing applications is the use of MicroProfile JWT (JSON Web Tokens). This approach combines the strengths of Jakarta EE, with the agility and portability of MicroProfile standards, particularly for microservices architectures.

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What’s New In The December 2023 Payara Platform Release?

Diving into the digital depths with a surge of enhancements, the December 2023 release of Payara Platform has arrived. This release comes with significant improvements, bug fixes, and component upgrades, further enhancing the robustness and capabilities of the Payara Platform for Jakarta EE and MicroProfile applications.

Payara Enterprise 6.9.0 (request your free trial here) comes with 3 improvements, 4 bug fixes and 7 component upgrades. Payara Community 6.2023.12 (download here) also comes with 2 improvements, 3 bug fixes and 7 component upgrades.

Revolutionising Java Collections: The Advent of Sequenced Collections in Java 21

Java has been a staple in the software development world for decades, renowned for its robustness and vast ecosystem. However, some seasoned Java developers have encountered limitations within its collections framework, particularly when dealing with ordered elements. Enter JEP 431. JEP 431, part of the Java Enhancement Proposal system, represents a significant advancement in Java's ongoing evolution. The Java Enhancement Proposal system is a process for proposing, reviewing, and implementing new features in the Java programming language. JEP 431, in particular, introduces necessary enhancements to the Java Collections Framework, addressing longstanding limitations and expanding its capabilities for us Java developers.

Enterprise Batch Processing with Jakarta Batch - Part 3

In the journey through our Jakarta Batch blog series (see Part 1 here and Part 2 here) , we've taken a deep dive into the architecture of batch jobs, the inner workings of chunks, and the best practices for optimising their processing. Now, it's time to shed light on the less-discussed but equally vital aspect of batch processing: the task-oriented approach, specifically the role of batchlets in Jakarta Batch jobs. We'll also explore how to effectively monitor and manage batch job lifecycles to maintain efficiency and reliability.

Transitioning to Java - Payara Podcast Episode 3

In this podcast episode, we’d like to invite you to listen to the conversation we recently had with Ken Fogel. Ken is a well known expert in Java and Jakarta EE industry, he’s been working with Java for over 20 years.  Unsurprisingly, he is also a Java Champion, and a Java Community Process Executive Committee member. He is an active conference organizer, very prominent and active in the Java, Java EE and Jakarta EE community.

So there’s no wonder why we had to invite him to our podcast!

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Reassessing Native Compilation for Jakarta EE Applications – A Pragmatic Perspective

Java’s Ahead-of-Time (AOT) native compilation, as seen in frameworks like GraalVM, boasts rapid startup times and lower memory usage. However, for Jakarta EE application developers, the practical benefits of these advantages often don’t translate into substantial economic or technical gains. This leads to questioning the viability of investing resources into adapting existing Jakarta EE applications for GraalVM compatibility.

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Automated Jakarta EE Cloud Deployments With GitHub Actions And Payara Cloud

Cloud deployment refers to the process of hosting applications on a remote server infrastructure, accessible over the internet. This paradigm has revolutionised software development, offering immense scalability, flexibility, and efficiency. Traditional deployment methods have evolved to embrace modern cloud environments, ranging from Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), where you manage servers but not physical hardware, to Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a Service (SaaS) solutions, which abstract much of the server management and maintenance tasks.

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