This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Netbeans 7.0 is also excellent choice. Just try it once. You will evantually love it. Learning curve for netbeans is very short and a lot of tutorials are avaialbe .Kindly refer to netbeans site for more information.