To make sure you're up-to-date with J2EE technology, here are a few of the most recent items Sun has put out or is planning to put out:

* EJB Benchmarking spec for assessing performance
* J2EE Connectors for legacy integration
* J2EE COM Bridge
* J2EE Reference Implementation for Linux

See the following links for more data:

J2EE COM Bridge:
http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/earlyAccess/j2eecas/

EJB Benchmarking:
http://java.sun.com/products/ejb/white/white_paper2.html

J2EE on Linux:
http://java.sun.com/features/2000/05/j2eelinux.html

Connectors:
http://java.sun.com/j2ee/connector/