For the 23rd consecutive time, a new Oracle JET release has hit the world, on schedule. Let’s take a look at what’s new in this release.


As always, the Release Notes provide the details, while this will be an overview of some of the new features and updates that are being provided. This release is a minor release and as such, is primarily a bug fix release with 130+ bug fixes, and eight non-destructive features added in. You should be able to drop this release on top of any 4.x release, run tests, and be on your way.

Docs update

A small…

When working with Oracle JET over the last few years, I’ve used a number of different editors and IDEs. Everything from Sublime, VS Code, Eclipse, JDeveloper, NetBeans, and of course the old standby, Notepad++. Even vi at times.

I always seem to find myself returning to NetBeans in the end. This is for a number of reasons, but the least of which is the local history feature.

I was recently working on a simple update to a single html file. Nothing special, but it was an extended amount of work with images and formatting that was going to take a…

This release of Oracle JET brings many new features. None bigger than a completely new Custom Element based syntax for defining all JET UI components. We believe you will find this new syntax more intuitive and natural to work with when developing your HTML content. This is being done to further our effort to stay current with HTML standards and specifications such as the HTML5 Web Component specification. To learn more about developing with this new syntax, refer to the JET Developers Guide.

While you don’t have to move to the new custom element syntax when you migrate your application…

I’ve been wandering through the tech world for well over 21 years now. Officially starting as a docs and technical adviser for a Computer Aided Drafting software startup back in 1994. I’ve worked in everything from customer support, marketing, engineering, and even a little Sales in the dark days.

My first computer program was an animated house with smoke coming out of the chimney on a Commodore Vic20 back in 1983. Yes, it’s been that long. I still own that Vic20 in it’s original box complete with dataset drive.

Since the late 90’s I’ve mainly focused on scripting languages of…

John “JB” Brock (aka. peppertech)

I'm a Product Manager in the Developer Tools group at Oracle. Open Source JavaScript and Oracle JET are my focus.

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