Posts tagged Payara Community
Payara Platform is an open source middleware platform. This means that we are proud to nurture and grow an open and collaborative community, building on the needs of all to advance our software.
Part of this ethos is inviting contributions to our software via our GitHub. Users can issue a pull request with suggested bug fixes and enhancements, and if successful, these will incorporated in our next release. We send t-shirts and stickers to contributors to say thank you!
Since our last contributor shout out in February, we've implemented many useful pull requests, from valued long time contributors Alexander Pinchuk and Oliver Bertuch, as well as new contributorAngelTG2.
We also wanted to take the opportunity to point out that contributions aren't the only way to shape the future of Payara Platform. You can also up or down vote the open issues - new features, enhancements and bug fixes - that would make the most positive difference to YOUR development and applications. Find out more below.
In what’s been a strange start to the year, a silver lining is the growth of innovative communities, with people pushing themselves to build something valuable together - making use of a time when the majority of us are in lockdown. At Payara Services, this has taken the form of an uptake in contributors to the Payara Platform open source project - and it’s time to say a huge thank you!
The Payara Platform Community versions are open source runtimes for development projects and containerized Jakarta EE and MicroProfile. This means we welcome contributions through GitHub from developers looking to shape the future of Enterprise Java - whether to Payara Server Community, supporting Jakarta EE in any environment; or Payara Micro Community, which is lightweight to suit containerized Jakarta EE deployments.
Since our end of year Contributor shout-out, we’ve seen some fantastic pull requests on our GitHub, that have since been incorporated into this latest February release.
Payara Services team members have worked with Payara Platform users to create the very best innovations, leading to mutual learning and development - and most importantly, ensuring that Payara Platform remains innovative, creative and agile.
As MicroProfile moves toward the 4.0 final release, the Payara team has simultaneously been working to ready the Payara Platform for MicroProfile 4.0 compatibility. One of the goals of the Payara Platform Community Edition is to evolve rapidly and provide a place for developers to test new features and capabilities as soon as they are available. In the Payara Platform Community 5.2020.7 Release, you can give two of the MicroProfile specification release candidates a try: MP Health 3.0 and MP JWT Auth 1.2.
We recently held our regular monthly online event hosted by Rudy De Busscher to discuss the recent updates and enhancements to the Payara Platform in the latest release. For this months theme we also had a community discussion about the monitoring tools available in the Payara Platform, and our future plans.
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.
New in the Payara Server 5.2020.4 release (August 2020), RMI calls to an EJB hosted on Payara Server from a Java SE client will now have the active Span Context automatically propagated to the server, with a counterpart server-side span being created as a child of this client call. This fills in a gap in our existing Request Tracing service, and comes with the added benefit of allowing a user to propagate key:value pairs from a Java SE client to Payara Server (or simply from server to server) in a request as OpenTracing baggage items - of particular interest to those who utilise Context Propagation or similar features in other application servers.
Recently we rebranded the Community and Enterprise Editions of the Payara Platform to clarify and strengthen the differences between our Community software and our Enterprise subscriptions for customers.