This week's book giveaways are in the Refactoring and Agile forums. We're giving away four copies each of Re-engineering Legacy Software and Docker in Action and have the authors on-line! See this thread and this one for details.
It's been quite a while since I use Sun Java System App Server 8. If I'm not wrong, you can go to the admin console->Application Server->In the General tab, click on the JDNI Browsing button. Make sure your JNDI is there. If not, then there must be something wrong with it.
SCJP 5.0, SCWCD 1.4, SCBCD 1.3, SCDJWS 1.4