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Daily Dose - Scala 2.8 RC1

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The first release candidate for the Scala 2.8 JVM language has been announced.  2.8 will be a major revision that will not be binary-compatible with the 2.7 branch.  With an optimized compiler, Scala 2.8 will run 50% faster.  The most notable changes include a revamped collections library, support for named and default arguments, a new presentation compiler, and a new build manager.

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Oracle, Under Pressure, Releases Security Patch for Java
A hole in the Java Web Start component of Oracle's JVM made it easy for hackers to compromise songlyrics.com this week.  The company didn't think that the threat merited an emergency patch, but the pressure from several researchers pushed Oracle to release a patch yesterday.  That makes 20 updates for Java SE 6.

IronRuby is Go in 1.0
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