|Oracle8i Enterprise JavaBeans and CORBA Developer's Guide
Here are some references to specifications and other material that provides more information about EJBs and related services.
The current 1.0 EJB specification is available at:
A white paper by Anne Thomas of the Patricia Seybold group (paper sponsored by Sun Microsystems) is available at:
The Developer's Guide to Understanding Enterprise JavaBeans, an overview of EJBs, is available at
Core Java: Volume II--Advanced Features by Horstmann and Cornell, Sunsoft Press, has a chapter on RMI. Because RMI provides much of the conceptual foundation for the EJB architecture, this is a valuable chapter to read.