Setting Up Your Java 8 IDE: An Introduction to NetBeans 8.0
Let’s get started here in Chapter 2 by considering NetBeans IDE 8.0, because that is the primary piece of software that you will be using to create your Java 8 games. Even though Java JDK 8 is the foundation for your Java 8 games, as well as for NetBeans 8.0, you will start your journey by learning about NetBeans, as it is the “front end,” the window through which you look at your Java game project.
NetBeans 8.0 is the official IDE for Java JDK 8, and, as such, it is what you will be using for this book. That is not to say you cannot use another IDE, such as Eclipse or IntelliJ, ...