Netbeans can’t compile because of “Class not found: javac1.8”! This is because I’m using JDK8 and the Ant in Netbeans 7.3 and below using Ant version below 1.9.0. The workaround; goto: ("Bug 213403 - Java sources cannot be compiled using Ant when running IDE on JDK 8 ", 2012)
Tools > Options > Java > Ant > Properties; then set:
This will set Ant to tell the JDK to compile with JAVA7 compatibility.