I have 2 years experince working with Java. But all of those are only with Web Components(Servlets, JSP, Struts, JSF, Tomcat) and a little with J2ME. I want to extend my knowledge with a full application server and picked BEA as my the technology of my choice.
I need to know and get a hold of things that could get me started (preferably those that cost free for now). I need things to work on like
You can download Weblogic server. they have non expiring eval license with that. Pramati Studio is very good IDE, but not free, one month eval license is available. Eclipse, NetBeans also should be good. don't know about J2EE support.