Happy (belated) new year to all. Been a crazy start to the year so its been a challenge to get a detailed post going. I am working on one as we speak so watch this space.
Some exiting news overnight, JDK8 was released. See http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html#JDK8 to download Java 8 and NetBeans 8.0.