By Tori Wieldt-Oracle on May 30, 2013
Oracle releases periodic early access snapshots of the binaries and documentation for JDK 8 snapshots on java.net. These raw snapshots let you review and contribute to the Java SE platform as it is being developed. Please download the latest preview updates JDK 8, the next generation of the Java Development Kit. Kick the tires, give it a test drive and share your feedback. You can get the source code through the OpenJDK jdk8 project. The JDK 8 Features page lists the JEPs currently funded and targeted to JDK 8.
Please use the Project Feedback forum if you have suggestions for or encounter issues using JDK 8.
If you find bugs in a release, please submit them using the usual Java SE bug reporting channels, not with the Issue tracker accompanying this project. Be sure to include the complete version information from the output of the java -version command.
The Java community is an integral part in continuing to improve the quality of Java releases. We're looking forward to your participation!