jRapidRPC is a Java RPC library that allows you to create client-server applications that talk in objects. It is small, fast, and extensible. Its smallness helps you learn how to use the library quickly. jRapidRPC is fast due to its compact size and lack of complexity. Also, it uses the ProtoStuff serializer by default. jRapidRPC's extensibility allows you to can write a new client-server or a new serializer.
gedcom4j is a Java library for loading (parsing) and saving GEDCOM 5.5 or 5.5.1 files to/from a Java object hierarchy, which can be manipulated by your code as you see fit. Please note that gedcom4j is not an application. It is a library for parsing, manipulating, and writing GEDCOM data in your own programs.