The JVM (Java Virtual Machine) Becoming Ever More Relevant
It seems recently, that there have been an increasing number of new or "ported" languages created to run on the JVM. As I have spent almost 11 years tuning the JVM I am very interested in any expansion in usage of the paradigm. As a side note, recently I have been testing the Garbage First collector in our lab on a late 1.6 Oracle JVM version and not 7 and found no significant advantages as yet.
Wanting to quantify the direction that the JVM is going in I researched how many languages can run on the JVM and I was very surprised to find over 60, including of course ColdFusion but also Cobol and PHP. Here is the main source of information I located.