The Beta of NetBeans IDE 8 has now been released. NetBeans IDE 8 is the culmination of a diverse development cycle that incorporates a range of popular technologies in one single development environment. Its primary driving force is the upcoming release of Java SE 8, Java SE Embedded 8, and Java ME 8. It's of course no coincidence that its release number is also 8, since it provides the tooling for all these new Java technologies. Simultaneously, however, there are significant enhancements for the NetBeans IDE key features Maven, Java EE, and HTML5.