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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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The Payara Monthly Catch: August 2022

August is typically a quiet month, and whilst this is the case in terms of industry announcements, there have been incredible learning resources and general Java articles created. Here, we have rounded up some of the best of them, covering DevOps, cloud computing, Java, Jakarta EE, MicroProfile and open source.

August Payara Enterprise Release

Payara Platform Enterprise 5.42.0 brings 5 bug fixes, 1 improvement, 1 component upgrade and 1 key security fix - of a 0-day vulnerability in all distributions of the Payara Platform that affects web applications that are deployed in the default context root(/).  

A release of Payara 6 Community (Alpha 4) and Payara Community Version 5.2022.3 will follow next week. This will bring the fix to Community users, providing they update to these versions.

Payara Enterprise = A More Bespoke Solution

Payara Enterprise is an alternative to WildFly, JBoss EAP, WebSphere and more. 

With Payara Enterprise, you have everything offered by Payara Community - regular releases, a global community of 80,000 active users, cutting edge Jakarta EE technology - with the added benefits of support from our engineers, special features like a tool for upgrading and a 10-year software lifecycle. 

Ignore Infrastructure and Concentrate on Code with Jakarta EE and Payara Cloud

Java EE, now Jakarta EE, makes it possible for developers to focus purely on the development of a Java enterprise application, solving the business logic without needing to think about infrastructure and operations when writing code. Payara Cloud extends this philosophy by also eliminating the need to worry about infrastructure and operations when preparing your application to run in the cloud. Together, Jakarta EE and Payara Cloud let you focus on writing code and delivering solutions to business challenges from the moment you write your first piece of code to the day people are using your application successfully on the cloud.

We are currently offering limited free previews of Payara Cloud to businesses - follow the link below:


What's New in the July 2022 Payara Platform Release?

The Enterprise-only 2022 July Payara Platform release is here!

Payara Platform Enterprise 5.41.0 brings 2 bug fixes, 2 component upgrades, and 2 improvements.

This month, this includes improving the functionality of the Upgrade Tool, which is available to Payara Enterprise customers only. Also only for Enterprise users is Azul's supported OpenJDK build for enterprises, Azul Platform Core. In this release, we've updated our Docker images to support new versions of Azul Platform Core. We've also updated our Docker images of previous releases with these new versions of Azul Platform Core.

An Enterprise subscription means you can access special benefits like the Upgrade Tool and bundled Azul Platform Core support, as well as being able to continue using earlier Jakarta EE versions after Jakarta EE 10 is released this month (see below).  All these benefits mean an Enterprise subscription can be more cost-effective in the long-run! 

What is a Java Uber-JAR and Why Is It Useful?

An uber-JAR, also known as a fat JAR or JAR with dependencies, is a JAR file that contains not only a Java program but embeds its dependencies as well, and might also contain the web application that needs to be executed.

In this blog, we'll describe the different variants of the artifact, and the advantages and drawbacks it has.