2.2. Benefits of Moving to the Java Technology Platform

A major benefit of the new architecture is performance. Because numerous companies have invested time and resources in optimizing the performance of the Java Virtual Machine (which executes Java commands), ColdFusion templates should run faster. This performance benefit was demonstrated at the 2001 ColdFusion Developers Conference, in which a bit of prime number crunching code was run concurrently on both versions of the architecture.

Another benefit to this architecture is that it protects your code and encourages distribution of applications. Instead of encrypting ColdFusion templates with the built-in command line utility cfencrypt (which was notoriously weak), developers can now precompile ...

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