I have a question that is very specific to my situation and not appropriate for a general purpose FAQ, where can I go for answers?

John Zukowski

Many of the Java technologies from Sun have topical mailing lists. See http://archives.java.sun.com/archives/index.html for details. You can also try out the Usenet newsgroups [http://java.sun.com/aboutJava/newsgroups.html].

If you are looking for a more web-oriented resource, consider posting something at technical exchanges, like HotDispatch, Experts Exchange, or the Java Forums at the Java Developer Connection.