Spring 2.0 was initially supposed to come out in June/July, why the delay? InfoQ interviewed the Spring team - based on massive community feedback, the team has chosen to delay the launch to Sept 26th in order work on asynchronous JMS capabilities, JPA, the new JSP form tag library, OSGi integration, documentation, and backwards compatibility.
Anil Hemrajani relates Agile practices to Java and several open source toolsets (Spring, Hibernate, Eclipse) designed to make Java development simpler. It's a high level overview of some free technologies used in web app development. Matt Morton liked this book, recommending it to technical managers and intermediate developers in small Java web development shops.