Hi all, can anyone recommend a good site to get started
on reading up abour component based development?
Sure! Check out flashline.com and componentsource.com. These are the two current component marketplaces. They will have the material or links you want there.
Try this , May not be up to the Mark as per your requirement but this would definitely help ..
the there is an EJB special interest group at:
There are links to various suppliers of EJBs.