In JET 2.0, new additions to the mix include mobile hybrid support, a Yeoman generator for speedy application whip up and Data Visualization components and enhancements, as well as a number of performance enhancements.
He adds that, “In the end, it was something that we had planned to do from the very beginning, and we’ve always felt it was the right thing to do. It was just a matter of getting everything ready before we could release it.”
Oracle certainly isn’t alone in its increasing investment in the JS space. Red Hat’s purchase of Irish startup FeedHenry back in 2014 wasn’t solely a mobile focused investment. With FeedHenry technology grounded in Node.js, Head of Middleware Mike Piech remarked in an interview last year that, “one of the significant aspects…for us is that we’re able to move beyond that Java core and to make a real move into Node.” Red Hat currently stands as a Platinum Member of the Node.js foundation, and has also made moves into other node-centric industry movements. As Piech stated at the time, “Node is the fastest growing alternative / complement to Java in the enterprise application space, so again, watch that space, because we will continue to invest and make moves in there.”
In a similar vein, along with the release of JET, Oracle also unveiled the Node.js Cloud Service at OpenWorld 2015, and whilst Brock cannot speak for the company as a whole, he affirms that “You can definitely expect more from the Oracle JET team. We are excited about our first release and definitely see it as just that, the first release. “ Moreover, he says that the team “hope to deliver updates and new features at a regular pace going forward, as well as moving toward an even more open source approach with our product as time goes by.”