After getting turned on to Prevayler last year, I have kept looking for ways to simplify web app development. I have largely stopped using struts unless customers specifically want it (after a few years of using it – still use it for of my own web sites that have not changed in a while). Similarly, I have done little EJB development in the last two years.
I have been using Spring and SpringMVC recently, and I generally like it. I like SpringMVC and JSF better than struts, and I somewhat arbitrarily decided to use SpringMVC (since I don’t use Java Studio Creator). I noticed that Matt Raible had an AppFuse (his ‘fast start’ web application kit) specific for Spring and SpringMVC. The way he lays out the structure of a web project is nothing short of elegant. Cool stuff!