Posts tagged Payara Platform

Comprehensive Getting Started Guide – Payara Server

Payara Platform is an open source middleware platform that supports Jakarta EE (formerly Java EE) applications in ANY environment: on premise, in the cloud, or hybrid. 

It is a solution to GlassFish problems such as lack of supported Docker images and automation assistance, no internal monitoring system and an absence of modern security standards and critical server event alerts and notfiers. It is also an alternative to Oracle Weblogic, Wildfly, JBoss EAP, WebSphere, OpenLiberty and more. 

Our previous Getting Started guide had not been updated with improvements to Payara Platform, such as our hide password with password aliases feature - and did not contain comprehensive guides to integration with other technologies.

Payara Platform October 2021 Survey Results

We’re pleased to announce that our October 2021 Payara Platform Survey results are now available! 

This survey was promoted to our audience in October 2021. We shared with Payara Platform Enterprise customers and Community users via social media, emails and blogs. Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to contribute!

What's New in the September 2021 Payara Platform Release?

The September 2021 Payara Platform release is here!  Both Payara Platform Enterprise and Payara Platform Community Editions include a security fix that requires you to take action to ensure the security of your environment. (Explained below).

Payara Platform Enterprise 5.31.0 and Payara Platform Community 5.2021.7 releases each contain 10 bug fixes, 1 component upgrade, 1 security fix and 1 new feature. 

You can download Payara Platform Community 5.2021.7 here and request Payara Platform Enterprise 5.31.0 here. 

Read more below to learn more about the highlights of this release.

How to Update An Application Using JAXB from JDK 8 to JDK 11

The Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB) framework is used to easily convert between XML and Java class instances.  You just have to define some annotations on the Java classes and properties and the framework uses those definitions to convert between them. But is also heavily used within the Java EE specification Java API for XML Web Services (JAX-WS) that implements the support for SOAP messages within Java Enterprise.

GlassFish 6.1 Should Not Be Used In Production: Here’s Why

Earlier this week, Jakarta EE 9.1 was released. This is an update to Jakarta EE 9, adding support for JDK 11 - you can read more about it in our bloghere.

Alongside the Jakarta EE 9.1 release, GlassFish 6.1 has been released as a Compatible Implementation

However, although GlassFish is still used by many - a legacy of the time it was supported by Oracle - we would argue it is NOT a good choice for running your enterprise applications in production.

If you are considering updating to more recent GlassFish versions, it might be better to consider more reliable, supported, and up-to-date alternatives. In this blog, I explain why GlassFish 6.x is not the best choice for your mission critical deployments.

How to Configure the HSTS Header on Payara

The HTTP Strict-Transport-Security response header (often abbreviated as HSTS) tells the browser that it should access the website only using HTTPS, instead of using HTTP.

The May 2021 releases of the Payara Platform, Community version 5.2021.3 and Enterprise version 5.28.0, allow you to configure the HSTS header.

May Payara Roadmap Overview Webinar

We kicked off the year with the Payara Roadmap for 2021. In this January webinar, Steve provided: detail on benefits of the Jakarta EE model; how the Payara Platform is evolving and moving toward Payara 6; updates and progress of the Payara Cloud project, our new PaaS product; and latest news regarding the next major OpenJDK release - JDK 17 Long Term Support (LTS) and what that means for Payara Platform.

Find a full-write up here:https://blog.payara.fish/payara-roadmap-2021 

In this May update, Steve gives a check-in on how we are progressing along our roadmap, with a retrospective on the year so far and details on what the rest of the year is set to look like. He provides a snapshot of where we are in relation to the plans and projects he mapped out at the beginning of the year.

Steve also discusses the results of the Payara Platform 2021 Survey. If you haven't had a chance to read the full report and summary yet, make sure you do by following this link:https://blog.payara.fish/2021-payara-platform-survey-results