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This is pretty much the stuff that is running JavaRanch right now. I think this is a pretty good idea - if nothing else, you can tinker around with EJB's and JSP's that are served up live. For what it's worth, we're using Orion at work. I made some quick tutorial stuff (with some help from sheriff Marilyn) for using EJB... see www.javaranch.com/orion.jsp Have fun!