'Spotlight on GlassFish 4.1' is a series of posts by David Delabassee that highlights specific enhancements of the upcoming GlassFish 4.1 release. It could be a new feature, a fix, a behaviour change, a tip, etc.
#5 NetBeans support
NetBeans has always had a very solid Java EE support. The next NetBeans update will introduce support for GlassFish 4.1. As usual, 2 NetBeans 8.0.1 distributions (the 'Java EE' and the 'All' bundle) will embed a pre-configured GlassFish 4.1 install to simplify things.
The exact NetBeans 8.0.1 release date is not yet known but it's certainly not too far away! In the meantime, you can always download and use the latest NB nightly build. Technically, the support for GlassFish 4.1 is working since a few days when the NetBeans Team did the '4.0.1-4.1' switch in their code base.