At the AJUG meeting tonight, Mark Eagle presented the Spring framework for J2EE application development. Mark has a recent O'Reilly article titled Wiring Your Web Application with Open Source Java that covers usage of Spring in Java web applications. The presentation was based on the article, and was quite thorough. It was a great presentation, and it cemented my desire to use it for the business logic tier of my current work project.
I am going to check out the Bruce Tate articles on Spring that are based on his upcoming O'Reilly book with Justin Gehtland titled Better, Faster, Lighter Java. He had mentioned Spring along with Hibernate in a blog post of his on java.net back in June.
For those who want a viable alternative to Enterprise Java Beans, this could be your ticket.