This week's book giveaway is in the Other Open Source APIs forum. We're giving away four copies of Storm Applied and have Sean Allen, Peter Pathirana & Matthew Jankowski on-line! See this thread for details.
What David intended to express is: If you search for the term "middleware" using your favorite search engine, you should find plenty of material about what it is, how it's being used, and examples of that usage. You could also use both terms -"middleware" and "java"- in the same search query.