Payara update – May 2016

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Working at Payara

In March, I’ve started working for Payara and I’ve definitely enjoyed it since then. It’s been very refreshing. I really love all the new experience, including

  • the startup-like company culture (have a look at the courageous company web site)
  • being part of the Payara open-source project and community
  • helping customers directly instead of programming in an IT department several layers below
  • writing technical blogs and cooperating with our innovative marketing department
  • being the face of the Payara project and evangelist in Java EE community
  • and all this working remotely from home

I could write several posts about all this new experience. Hopefully another time. But now, I will just share the blog posts and screen casts about Payara Server features that I’ve authored and co-authored.

My first blog about Payara Server:

  • How to use the OpenMQ Broker separately to Payara Server
    • Payara Server comes bundled with OpenMQ, which implements the Java Message Service (JMS) standard. The default embedded mode is convenient for simple deployments, but there are other 2 modes that provide more robust setup and additional features.

My first screen cast:

And several other blogs, mostly about administration & maintenance of Payara Server:

  • Administration & Maintenance of Payara Server – Guide
    • This guide shortly summarizes some of the very useful maintenance features of Payara Server (backing up and restoring, execution of admin commands in batch, monitoring, deployment of multiple application versions)
  • Securing Payara Server with Custom SSL Certificate
    • You might have a self-signed certificate or a certificate signed by a trusted authority. In both cases it is pretty easy to add them to a Payara Server domain and use them to secure communication channels. However, the process involves several steps, which are summarized in this post.
  • The Health Check Service In-Depth – Payara Server
    • Deep dive into one of the new features of Payara Server – Health Check Service. It allows automatic self-monitoring, in order to detect future problems as soon as possible. When enabled, the Health Check Service periodically checks some low level metrics and logs warnings whenever it detects that a threshold is not met.
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