The official Java 8 release was published today. If you have already installed the Java 8 FCS version, build 132, then usually there is no need to download the current version. It’s almost the same, except some commercial features like Java Flight Recorder, which are bundled to today’s release. Read Mark Reinhold’s blog about JDK 8: General Availability [1].

NetBeans 8 is available too [2]. Take a look on it’s features by some screen-casts [3].

[1] http://mreinhold.org/blog/jdk8-ga
[2]  https://netbeans.org/downloads/
[3] https://netbeans.org/kb/docs/intro-screencasts.html