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From AngularJS to Oracle JET at DevNexus

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager

I'm going to DevNexus this week. There'll be a NetBeans booth and several NetBeans community members in attendance, drop by and come and chat about NetBeans, Apache, etc!

Also, I'll be talking about Oracle JET:


I'll take an AngularJS/Ionic application Matt Raible created and talked about recently at Jfokus and I'll show how that application looks and how it is structured when created via Oracle JET. I'll discuss the similarities/differences and advantages/disadvantages. Here's the repo where I am working on this:


So, if you're exploring alternatives to AngularJS/Ionic, come to the session and see the approach you can take with JET to create web or mobile applications. The pic on the left is Matt's AngularJS/Ionic app, on the right is my JET app:

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Comments ( 7 )
  • guest Sunday, February 19, 2017

    Where is the source link to JET? OracleJet.org is a REDIRECT, is that correct? The site has a link to Source Libraries, but then there is no link to JET libraries.

  • Geertjan Wielenga Sunday, February 19, 2017

    Not sure what your question means. There's no such thing as 'JET libraries'.

    What does that mean, to you? JET is a collection of open source libraries, such

    as jQuery and Require. The charts and graphs are created by Oracle on top of

    jQueryUI and are here: http://github.com/oracle/oraclejet Hope it helps. If

    not, spend some time looking through oraclejet.org (does it matter that it is a

    redirect? why does that matter?)

  • guest Saturday, February 25, 2017

    When NetBeans moves to Apache are you still going to have the JET thing? I highly doubt anyone is going to choose this over Angular. Hate to see you wasting all your efforts on this thing... :)

  • Geertjan Wielenga Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Too late for that concern. Oracle JET is the official JavaScript platform used throughout Oracle, Oracle partners, and Oracle customers -- as well as increasingly enterprises outside the Oracle ecosystem, such as Tesco, for example. And Oracle JET is not tied to NetBeans at all, so, kind of an odd question, since you can use any editor that you like when using Oracle JET. And, no, not everyone in the world is using Angular...

  • guest Friday, March 10, 2017

    Does the adoption of JET indicate a change in Oracle's web client strategy? So far I thought that JavaFX was Oracle's own preferred web client framework.

    Is JET the first sign of a breaking with the tradition of having Java as the language of choice from backend to frontend?

  • Geertjan Wielenga Friday, March 10, 2017

    It's not really news anymore, any of this. The point is simply that if someone in Oracle or an Oracle partner wants to use JavaScript, then Oracle JET provides the toolkit to simplify that type of development, that's all.

  • Geertjan Wielenga Friday, March 10, 2017

    And anyone else can use it too, since it is free and open source.

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