Running non-JavaScript code on Node.js

Could Node.x unseat Node.js? Event driven asynchronous server side platform duel in the making?

(2011-07-11 16:25) Node.js is getting a lot of excited attention, but is it the only way to build an event driven server? For example the other day I summarized some work by Twitter to re-architect their systems including an event driven asynchronous server, but that server was written in Java and in general the article proved that a single-language solution like Node.js might not be the best because there are plenty of useful languages besides JavaScript (see Java, Twitter, and asynchronous event driven architecture). Today on Twitter I saw an announcement of Node.x, which is a general purpose framework for asynchronous event driven programming but rather than built on top of Node.js/V8 it's built on top of the JVM. And by being on top of the JVM it immediately opens the door to a multi-language solution, where Node.js is a single language solution.

Is Node.js one of the most widely used scripting languages on the Internet? Really?

(2011-03-31 20:21) I can believe JavaScript is one of the most widely used scripting languages, but Node.js? Huh? But, over there on embed.ly they have published two libraries implementing the embed.ly API for PHP and Node.js, and claimed "These two libraries give you server-side access via the two most widely used scripting languages today."