Programmatic access to SharePoint is limited to .NET based languages unless a developer utilizes web services. Trent provides examples of how to extend the out of the box web services and how to consume them from both .NET and Java.
InfoQ's Stefan Tilkov questioned lead developers of Apache Axis2, Apache CXF, Spring Web Services, JBossWS and and Sun’s Metro about their design goals, their approach towards Java and Web services standards, data binding, accessing XML, interoperability, REST support, and framework maturity. The results revealed many similarities and some noteworthy differences.
Eric Newcomer, co-chair of the OSGi Enterprise work group, talks about the evolution of OSGi and it's relationship to SOA and ESB. He discusses how he thinks OSGi will evolve over the coming years and whether or not it makes sense for Sun to adopt OSGi as the container model of choice."
Jboss Seam is a full-stack web app framework that unifies and integrates Ajax, JSF, EJB3, Portlets, and BPM. This excerpt from the to-be-released first book on Seam introduces Seam's capabilities. 17
An update from the Spring team on Spring 2's delay to late Sept to improve JMS, JPA, and integrate with OSGi. 5
Geoffrey Wiseman explains rules engines and shares practical experiences applying them with Drools in financial services. 13
A detailed look at the implementation and architecture behind 2M line of code, truly mission critical Java application. 11