The website java.com publicly holds Oracle's logo. I presume it is a trustworthy site.
Why doesn't it then mention any newer version that Java 8? Actually, they act as if there are only two versions, 7 and 8.
As a developer, it is important for me to know why would the official site offer an older version. Should I stick to this version in my development? Is later versions considered unstable? Are they supported by Oracle?