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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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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. 

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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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Debunking 6 Popular Myths About Edge Computing

‘Edge computing’ is a buzzword that has gained popularity over the years. The problem is the term  is applied quite broadly, and people use ‘edge computing’ to discuss a variety of topics. Sometimes, it’s spoken of in conjunction with the cloud; other times, with the Internet of Things or fog computing.

In 2018, Gartner suggested that less than 10% of enterprise-generated data was created using edge computing. However, this number is expected to reach 75% by 2025. 

This means businesses will soon put more emphasis on edge computing to process data as close to the source generating it as possible. With the increased importance of edge computing, it’s crucial we address a few misconceptions surrounding it.

We’ll start with six, but first…   

Payara Community GitHub Policy

We’ve recently formalized our GitHub Policy for how we handle user requests for bug fixes and enhancements to ensure defects and bugs in the Payara Platform are discovered and addressed as soon as possible, and to give the community an opportunity to help decide which new features and product enhancements go into development.   

Below is a summary of the policy and how to get your questions answered, submit a bug report, or request an enhancement. You can read the complete Payara GitHub Policy here. 

Payara Cloud – So Easy Even the Marketing Team Could Use It

Payara Cloud Experiment Lab Report 

Introduction 

Before the Payara Cloud Closed Beta testing began we tried an experiment to see if Payara Cloud is as easy to use as we say it is by having a member of the marketing team (me!) test the product. I’ve been a copywriter/content writer specializing in technology topics for over 18 years, so while I can’t claim to be a stranger to the tech industry, my knowledge is more focused around the benefits of using certain types of technology rather than the inner details of how it works.  The idea of our little "science experiment" was if I could successfully deploy an application without any previous knowledge, then surely more experienced tech teams would find it even easier to use.