Sun's J2EE link can be a good starting point. http://java.sun.com/j2ee/index.jsp ( there is a tutorial link there that you can use) Depending on the availability of a application server(tomcat/weblogic/websphere) you can also refer to the getting started material to get upto speed. I would also suggest the following as reference and initial learning books. 1) EJB -- Ed Roman 2) JSP -- Duane Fields. 3) J2EE pattens -- Deepak Alur. Dan.