This week's book giveaways are in the Scala and Android forums. We're giving away four copies each of Machine Learning Systems: Designs that scale and Xamarin in Action: Creating native cross-platform mobile apps and have the authors on-line! See this thread and this one for details.
JMS is covered by the SCEA process. JMS is part of EJB 2.x SCEA is more about concepts than details. They don't address detail at the granularity of BeanHomeRemote versus BeanHomeLocal. Sun just wants to see if you understand the concept of a home object. HTH