Among the features expected to make their way into Spring 3.0 are REST support, RSS and Atom view implementations for Spring MVC, an Object-to-XML Mapper (OXM) library, as well as a new expression language named "Spring Expression Language". This video presentation by Rick Evans contains a detailed look at these and many more features you can expect in the latest milestone of the Spring framework. See Rick Evans presentation 'Spring 3.0': http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-366510744777874848