Posts from Debbie Hoffman and Rudy De Busscher

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Debbie is a Technical Content writer at Payara Services, whilst Rudy De Busscher works as a technical expert for the Sales and Marketing teams. Debbie is an expert in Java EE, Jakarta EE, MicroProfile, cloud computing and DevOps technologies - in particularly, making these subjects concise and accessible for a range of audiences. Rudy, in his role at Payara, helps both Payara Enterprise customers and Community users, writes technical content, contributes to MicroProfile implementations and promotes the Payara Platform. Debbie and Rudy often collaborate. Rudy’s technical knowledge meets with Debbie’s marketing insight - positioning content for our specific audience and ensuring it is clear and concise for all readers.

How to Search Log Entries in Payara Cloud

Payara Cloud (launching soon!) delivers an easier way to run your Jakarta EE applications on the cloud. You can upload any web application that follows the Jakarta Web profile specification and click deploy - Payara Cloud will configure and run it in a containerized Payara Micro instance.

Unlike building an application server deployment on a Cloud Infrastructure as a Service or on raw Kubernetes, Payara Cloud takes on a Platform as a Service (PaaS) role and handles provisioning of the infrastructure, installation, configuration, deployment, and scaling your application to eliminate costs and reduce the risks of managing Jakarta EE application servers on Cloud.

You can search the log entries easily within Payara Cloud if you suspect errors or expect a message within the log file. 

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

The September 2021 Payara Platform release is here!  Both Payara Platform Enterprise and Payara Platform Community Editions include a security fix that requires you to take action to ensure the security of your environment. (Explained below).

Payara Platform Enterprise 5.31.0 and Payara Platform Community 5.2021.7 releases each contain 10 bug fixes, 1 component upgrade, 1 security fix and 1 new feature. 

You can download Payara Platform Community 5.2021.7 here and request Payara Platform Enterprise 5.31.0 here. 

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

Quickly Configure a Database Connection with Payara Cloud

Payara Cloud (launching soon!) is the next generation of cloud-native application runtime, offering an easier way to run your Jakarta EE applications on the cloud. It will take any web application that follows the Jakarta Web profile specification and run it in a containerized Payara Micro instance - and all you need to do is upload your WAR file and click deploy. 

How to Set Custom Domains for your Applications in Payara Cloud

Payara Cloud is an all-in-one serverless platform and PaaS solution for Jakarta EE (Java EE) and MicroProfile applications that simplifies cloud infrastructure management. With Payara Cloud, you don’t need to worry about application servers or deal with Kubernetes. Standard and Premium Payara Cloud subscribers can set custom domains for their applications.

Did You Know? If Payara Server Seems Slow, Try This

The 2021 Payara Platform Survey was completed in April. Our surveys help us shape the future of Payara Server and Payara Micro as they give us an idea what features and enhancements the community would like to see in future releases. Surveys also provide an opportunity for you to tell us what needs to improve and after finding 14% of respondents indicated the speed of deployment is not as fast as they would like, we wanted to share a tip.

Payara Platform 2021 Survey Results

Additional MicroProfile Config Sources Added in Payara Platform Enterprise 5.26.0

The March Payara Platform Enterprise Edition release (request here) includes 3 bug fixes, 4 improvements, and 7 additional MicroProfile Config Sources. You can see a more detailed overview of the fixes, improvements, and new features included in Payara Platform Enterprise Edition 5.26.0 in the Release Notes here.

Configuration of applications should not be done within the application itself, but externally. We’ve expanded the sources from where the configuration values could be read to support third-party configuration services and cloud providers in the March Payara Enterprise release:

Use MicroProfile 4.0 Specs in Payara Platform Community 5.2021.1

In the December Payara Platform Community release, we added two MicroProfile specification release candidates for you to try out: the MP Health 3.0 and MP JWT Auth 1.2 specifications. (Read more about that in this blog: Test MicroProfile Specs in Payara Platform Community 5.2020.7 Release). In our February Payara Platform Community release, support for MicroProfile 4.0 is complete with the final versions of the MicroProfile specifications, and we are now pending compatibility recognition from the Eclipse Foundation.