This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
This depends on which way you want to do the access Active X calling Java Sun has an early release package called COM Bridge which may work for you. Java calling Active X Alot more difficult, there are a few third party solutions such as JIntegra which can do this. Or you can try to code your own native dll which does the translation and use JNI.... Not the easiest of things to do. Hope this helps