MicroProfile, Your Cloud-Native Companion for Enterprise Java

Writing microservices within Jakarta EE is technically possible, but you miss a few goodies for the distributed environment you are running in.

MicroProfile wants to optimize your Enterprise Java application by creating Java standards which link to some well known CloudNative standards like etcd for Configuration, OpenTracing and Jaeger for Distributed Tracing and Prometheus for Metrics.

In this talk, delivered by Payara's Rudy De Busscher at EclipseCon, he goes over some basic concepts of the MicroProfile specifications and show you through various demos how the integration with those tools can be done easily.

The Payara Monthly Catch from November 2020

The big news from this month was the General Availability release of Jakarta EE 9 on November 20th, moving to the jarkarta namespace once and for all. This will be followed by an official release at the Eclipse Foundation's JakartaOne Livestream on December 8th - at which our Founder Steve Millidge is a key speaker. You can register to attend here
 
It's also been a month of exciting news for Payara as a business, as we've extended our partnership with Azul Systems and taken key steps towards beta testing of our exciting Payara Cloud project, all alongside our regular monthly platform release. We've also been excited to see Payara used as examples in Community materials such as Otávio Santana , Geovanny Mendoza, and Aristides Bravo's new Jakarta EE guide, in various learning materials and blogs, and in a Microsoft tutorial! 
 
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10 Strategies for Developing Reliable Jakarta EE Applications for the Cloud

What happens when an application designed for a small user base needs to be scaled up and moved to the cloud?

It needs to live in a distributed environment: responding to an appropriate number of concurrent user requests per second and ensuring users find the application reliable. 

Though Jakarta EE and Eclipse MicroProfile can help with reliable clustering, there is no standard API in Jakarta EE that defines how clustering should work currently. This might change in the future, but in the meantime, this gap must be filled by DevOps engineers.

In this blog, we will cover 10 technical strategies to deal with clustering challenges when developing Jakarta EE and MicroProfile for cloud environments.

Behind the Scenes: Payara Cloud Development

If you haven't heard yet, the Payara Team has been hard at work developing Payara Cloud, The Next Generation of Cloud-Native Application Server. Payara Cloud makes it easier to run your applications on the cloud - and eliminates the need to learn how to use Kubernetes. With Payara Cloud, you simply select your war, click deploy, and watch your apps run on the cloud, automagically!  (Have you seen the Payara Cloud teaser video yet? Take a look here.) 

OpenAPI Refactor Added to Payara Platform Enterprise 5.23.0 Release

Payara Platform Enterprise users will be pleased to hear that we released a refactor of the MicroProfile OpenAPI implementation we provide in Payara Platform Community 5.2020.3 with the aim of addressing a number of issues and requests that had been raised over time. The original blog, detailing some of these features, can be found here

OpenAPI Refactor has now been included in the Payara Platform Enterprise 5.23.0 release.

Payara InSight Improvements in Payara Server Enterprise 5.23

In Payara Server Enterprise 5.23 we continued improving our monitoring solution released in Payara Server Enterprise 5.22.0 (read about it here) called Payara InSight. The main focus of improvements for this release is the representation of alerts in the user interface. We also had a closer look at how widget content is arranged and coloured which also lead us to add further configuration options.

Eclipse MicroProfile Enhancements in Payara Server Community 5.2020.6

The Payara Server Community 5.2020.6 release introduces a host of new enhancements to Eclipse MicroProfile, with MicroProfile Config containing most of these improvements. MicroProfile Config now comes with five new config sources for cloud key vaults and databases. The Payara Health Check Service has also been updated to monitor any Metrics exposed in the MicroProfile Metric, and it can now expose any HealthCheck checkers to the MicroProfile Health REST endpoints.