Quite a few updates in the Java world lately:
- Gradle 1.0 is now out. We are still using Maven for our projects, but we are watching this one closely.
- Eclipse 4.0, aka Juno, is now available. I've been using it for a bit now in conjunction with m2e and it seems fine.
- NetBeans 7.2 is out. Most of our team is using IntelliJ IDEA, some are using Eclipse, but I've always had a fond spot in my heart for NetBeans. The Maven support in the new version[s] is excellent.
- It's not an update, exactly, but here's a nice writeup comparing Java 8 and Scala.