There’s a new project I ran into today that I’m not sure I understand. It’s called OpenJNLP and if you are familiar with Java WebStart you know that JNLP is the file format that tells WebStart what to download and how to run what it downloads. This is an open source version of Java WebStart and at present I can’t see a lot of use for it because WebStart works quite well.
A project that is very very clear in its usefullness is jBoss. jBoss is an open source J2EE application server that provides all of the things you expect (i.e. EJB container, JSP support via Tomcat, JMS, etc.) Since I need to immerse myself in J2EE to extend what I’ve already learned about J2SE this looks like what I’ll use to do most of my development.