ColdFusion is a middleware for web-based scripting languages with database applications. It was developed by Allaire in 1995, then taken over by Macromedia and eventually by Adobe Systems.
It consists of three parts:
ColdFusion is a valid alternative to comparable systems like ASP.NET, JSP/Servlet, Ruby on Rails – ROR, ZOPE – Python, Perl and PHP.
Find more on www.adobe.com.