According to Marc Reinhold, Java 8 finally seems to be on track. These days they’ve published a developer preview. In my eyes, that’s a good sign – the community is given the opportunity half a year before the planned release (late march 2014). BTW, I’ve been experimenting with Java 8 for quite a few month without noticing problems.
Recently I’ve read quite a few interesting articles on Java 8. This a a small collection of links to articles I consider remarkable. Feel free to leave a comment to add articles I’ve missed.
Maybe you’re even interested in my articles on Java 8 and lambda expressions.