The JBatch Jakarta EE specification describes the process of how background jobs can be executed on a Jakarta EE compatible runtime. Using the Batch Specification, the runtime can execute some jobs that don't require any user input. Most of the time they are scheduled to execute at a certain moment of the day, but they can be triggered on-demand.
When performing the configuration of the Payara Server for your application, you often need to supply a password. The password to connect to the database is a classic example, but there are many situations where you need to enter this kind of sensitive data.
With Payara Server, you have the option to hide this kind of sensitive data from the user, so that this information is much better secured.
The January Payara Platform Enterprise Edition release (request here) includes 6 bug fixes and 1 component upgrade along with the introduction of a new CLI Upgrade Tool. You can see a more detailed overview of the fixes and improvements in the Payara Platform Enterprise Edition 5.24.0 in teRelease Notes here.
The release of Jakarta EE 9 breaks a tradition of Java Enterprise. A legal requirement of the Java EE code donation from Oracle to the Eclipse Foundation is the change of the namespace of javax to jakarta.
But the change of the package and XML namespace in Jakarta EE 9 is only the beginning. The change of the namespace allows for new development and functionality, but all frameworks and libraries using one of the Java Enterprise specifications also need to be adjusted to the new version.
There are a lot of monitoring and alert mechanisms available within Payara Server. For example, it is possible to report user requests or database calls that take too long, or to report when high CPU or high memory usage occurs. But it is sometimes not easy to identify 'why' a request takes such a long time.
Both Payara Server and Oracle WebLogic servers can be considered classic application servers, but in addition to running classic Enterprise applications on Payara Server, it also complies with more recent trends in the industry. In this blog, we'll cover 6 technical reasons why you should choose Payara Server over WebLogic: