theServerSide has many articles on the patterns that can and does influence the design of a J2EE application (with or without EJB). In my recent exploits I needed similar patterns but from a CORBA perspective and could find nothing.
Is there a `theCorbaSide` website or something similar that one could look at the design ideas people are using.
Havn't heard of any, however there is a book called 'Corba Design Patterns', search on Amazon. Perhaps that will be of help.
Another book I would recommend is Enterprise CORBA by Dirk Slama, Jason Garbis and Perry Russell.