Mike Croft takes Voxxed on a deep dive into Payara (pun totally intentional) – a fully supported GlassFish alternative created to fill the gap left by Oracle’s withdrawal of support. We discuss how the trajectory of the software will be going forward, and to what extent Payara will deviate from the original implementation. We also […]

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By Steve Millidge The latest release of Payara 4.1.151 includes Hazelcast as a built-in JSR107 JCache implementation this means with Payara you can start building applications that uses a robust data grid as a caching tier with a standard API. Payara is a supported and enhanced version of GlassFish Open Source edition 4.1 and uses […]

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By Steve Millidge There seems to be a mythology around that Java EE is heavyweight and needs complex application server installation, configuration and management and therefore is not well suited for deploying microservices. However Payara Embedded blows away that myth. The Payara Embedded Web Profile jar is just 54Mb in size and requires no configuration […]

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By Andy Overton In this blog post, Andy takes an introductory look at connection pools and how to configure them in GlassFish using best practices. Originally published: 7th February, 2014 What is a connection pool? So, firstly, what is a connection pool? A connection pool is a store of database connections that can be used and (most […]

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By Mike Croft GlassFish is Oracle’s reference Java EE application server, so you can be sure that it will support the Java EE specification completely. In this post, I’ll go through the first steps of getting GlassFish installed and clustered with Apache to proxy requests. All this will be set up using one CentOS and one […]

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Fish story In recent months, Middleware specialist C2B2 has turned its attention the Java EE application server, developing a new solution named Payara, which is designed to push GlassFish “upstream.” Here, C2B2 Founder and Director Steve Milldge introduces this badass new solution. Voxxed: Why was it so important to you to create a replacement for […]

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