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Debbie Hoffman is Payara’s Technical Content Writer. She is an expert in Java EE, Jakarta EE, MicroProfile, cloud computing and DevOps technologies - in particular, making these subjects concise and accessible for a range of audiences. She works closely with members of the engineering, service and senior team to develop guides, blogs, articles and more. Building on over 15 years of content writing experience, a key part of her role is implementing new and better ways of creating content to promote and grow Payara Services

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What's New in the August 2021 Payara Platform Release?

The August 2021 Payara Platform release is here!  Payara Platform Enterprise 5.30.0 includes 8 bug fixes, 2 component upgrades, 2 security fixes and 4 new features. The Payara Platform Community 5.2021.6 release offers 7 bug fixes, 1 component upgrade, 2 security fixes, and 3 new features. 

You can download Payara Platform Community 5.2021.6here and request Payara Platform Enterprise 5.30.0 here. 

And don't forget to join the 'August Release Overview + OAuth2 & OpenIdConnect Authentication & Authorization' webinar with Rudy De Busscher on Tuesday, the 24th of August at 3PM BST - find out more & register here.

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

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.

Are GlassFish and Payara Server the Same?

When commercial support for GlassFish ended in 2014, Payara Server was created from the open source code as a fully supported drop-in replacement for GlassFish.  

Payara Services was born in 2016 to offer support solutions for Payara Server. By 2017, Payara Services had joined The Eclipse Foundation and the Payara Platform expanded to include Payara Micro and comprehensive commercial support options for development projects, in-production support, and consultancy solutions.  New product features and the development of the Payara Platform evolves and is improved upon with each monthly release, and while the application server was originally derived from GlassFish and shares many similarities - the two products are not the same. 

What's New in the June Payara Platform Release?

The June 2021 Payara Platform release is here!  Payara Enterprise 5.28.1 includes 5 bug fixes and 2 component upgrades along with a community contribution from AngelTG2 for improving loading time for REST applications when there are many password aliases.

In addition to the bug fixes, component upgrades, and community contribution improvement, the Payara Community 5.2021.4  release also introduces a new AutoScale feature in Payara Server to achieve dynamic scalability of instances based on application usage.

You can download Payara Platform Community 5.2021.4 here and request Payara Platform Enterprise 5.28.1here. 

Read more below to find out the details.

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What's New in the Payara Platform May Release?

The May Payara Platform release is here!  With the Payara Enterprise 5.28.0 and the Payara Community 5.2021.3 releases, we're introducing an HSTS security feature, an improvement to the Admin Console performance, better integration of Hazelcast along with new functionalities provided in Hazelcast 4.2, and a couple useful security and bug fixes. Meanwhile, updates to ecosystem components IntelliJ and the Flight Recorder Notifier, offer more functionality to Payara Platform users.

You can download Payara Platform Community 5.2021.3 here and request Payara Platform Enterprise 5.28.0 here. 

Read more below to find out the details.

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Now Available as of the April 2021 Release: Create Your Own Notifiers in Payara Enterprise

The Notifier API previously found in the Payara Community Edition has now been added to the April Payara Enterprise 5.27.0 release, including backwards compatibility and the ability to create your own notifiers.

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What's New in the Payara Platform April Release?

This month we release Payara Platform Enterprise 5.27.0 (request here) with 18 improvements and 3 new features, including an update to the previously released Upgrade Tool, an automated JBatch Job execution data cleanup feature, and the addition of a pluggable Notifier API with the ability to create your own notifiers.

Meanwhile, the Payara Platform Community 5.2021.2 (download here) includes improvements for running Jakarta EE 9 applications. 

Don't miss our release overview virtual event on the 20th of April, which is now open for registrations on Meetup here. 

Read more below to find out the details.

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