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Priya Khaira-Hanks is the Marketing Assistant at Payara Services. She brings content marketing, technical writing and B2B social media experience from her previous role working for a B2B PR agency. She manages Payara Services’ social media channels and also is involved in advertising, website updates, events and technical writing.

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VIDEO: 7 Reasons to Switch to OpenJDK 17 as a Jakarta EE Developer

JDK 17, the next Long-Term Release of Java SE, launched in September. You may have seen many of the great blogs, articles, and videos about what this means for Java developers. For just a few places to start, we like: theJetBrainsteam'sdiscussion on migrating to JDK 17; Todd Ginsberg onhis ten favourite features; andGunter Rotsaert mapping out thedifferences between Java 11 and Java 17. 

But what does the new release mean forJakarta EEdevelopers specifically? If you are using these enterprise-orientated specifications, stewarded by theEclipse Foundation, should you make the switch?

Payara's Rudy De Busscherthinks you should, and explained why in his talk toIstanbul JUG, powered byHazelcast.

The Payara Monthly Catch: October 2021

In October, ourJavaandJakarta EEcommunity has still been digesting the new long-term support release, JDK 17, out last month. Below, find useful articles such as theJava Champions demystifying the new licensing,Per Liden on the inclusion of Z Garbage Collection, andGunter Rotsaert on differences between Java 11 and Java 17- some of our favourite experts are helping the community get to grips with improvements and changes!  

The innovative Payara team are always looking forward though, and work is in full swing for Jakarta EE 10. Particularly popular this month was a blog by our CEO Steve Millidge, who is project lead for the Jakarta Concurrency project, a specification within theEclipse FoundationJakarta EE that works on transferability between Java SE Concurrency and its enterprise-orientated counterpart. Make sure you check it out if you are interested in honing your open source skillls by contributing to a project (Steve is actively looking for volunteers to test, write documentation and develop) but also if you want to know more about what you can do with Jakarta Concurrency in its current form.

Big news also is the new and improvedPayara Forum. We've moved from Google Groups to a new location that makes it easier to discuss use of Payara Platform with like-minded developers - and our engineers! Make sure you have investigated it. 

In addition to JDK 17 tips and tricks, and Jakarta Concurrency content, please find below our pick of the best blogs, articles, videos and podcasts from the world of Java, Jakarta EE, MicroProfile, open source and DevOps over the last month. We also include industry news and where you can find Payarans across the web!

WATCH VIDEOS NOW: JakartaOne Portugese & Spanish

Iberian & South American Payara Platform users: we have recently participated in both theJakartaOne - PortugeseandJakartaOne - Spanishvirtual conferences!

You can now catch up on the videos: vendor talks, discussing what we do at Payara Services, benefits of our products, and more about our customers; and at Jakarta One - Spanish, an informative microservices security talk, using identity platformOkta

VIDEO: Jakarta Concurrency, What's Next.

A key goal of Jakarta Concurrency is creating a simple path betweenJava SEandJakarta EE (previously Java EE) - making it easy for organisations scaling up to migrate their mission-critical applications to the enterprise-orientated Jakarta EE specifications.

Steve Millidgeexplained more in hisEclipse FoundationJakarta EE Tech Talk. You can now watch the video! 

Official Microsoft Azure Sample for Payara Micro

Payara Server has a strong relationship withMicrosoft Azureand theJava at Microsoft team - and now, there's an official best practice Azure Sample for running Payara MicroonAzure Kubernetes Service(AKS)! 

This is a reaction to more and more Azure customers wanting to run Payara on Azure, with many moving from GlassFishto Payara Micro on AKS. It also precedes the next step for Azure and Payara:  releasingPayara Cloud as a PaaS running on Azure.

The Payara Monthly Catch: September 2021

We hope you enjoy our September Payara Monthly Catch - a collection of articles, videos & podcasts around Java, Jakarta EE, MicroProfile, open source and cloud computing! 

This month the major news for the Enteprise Java community community was the release ofJDK 17, the next Long-Term Support (LTS) OpenJDK release. Find our pick of the best resources relating to this below, including Payaran Rudy De Busscherexplaining how Payara Platform will soon support JDK 17 and why. 

TheEclipse FoundationJakarta EE Developer Surveyresults also came out, revealing that Java EE 8, Jakarta EE 8 and Jakarta EE 9 are now hitting the mainstream, with 75% adoption among respondents. 

It's also been a great month for resources and compatabilities for our related technologies: Jelastic has introduced an auto-clustering option for use with Payara, andAzure produced an official best practice sample.  More related technologies are realising how many of their users want to use Payara Platform, and creating tools to make this easier! 

Did You See Our Latest Payara Platform Releases? Users Helped Shape Them!

As a proud open-source business, we value the contributions of our community of users - driving the Payara Platform forward and shaping its development. 

Users can suggest and make improvements or bug fixes by issuing a pull request on GitHub. We then reward our contributors with Payara 'swag' - t-shirts, stickers and pens! 

Read All About It: Interviews With Our CEO Steve Millidge

Did you know? Payara Services is the proud recipient of a 2021 Queen's Award for Enterprise - International Trade. Often called the "Knighthood for Business", theQueen's Award is the UK's premier business accolade. 

On the back of this achievement, our CEO and Founder Steve Millidge was in high demand as an interviewee. In two recent interviews, you can find out more about what winning this award meant, Payara as a business, more about our open source business model and even Steve's motto! 

Is the Java EE Deployment Model Out of Date? Watch The Video.

We are now sharing the FINAL video in our'Dismiss the Myths: Get to Know Jakarta EE (Java EE)'. 

This one asks the question: 'Is the Java EE Deployment Model Out of Date?'. We definitely don't think so! 

Steve Millidgeshows you why the Java EE (Jakarta EE) deployment model is not old fashioned or out of date - and goes into battle with Spring!