There are always distinctive features that make one Java framework more compelling than another, and the space dedicated to addressing web/MVC needs is not the exception. This post takes a detailed look at the Stripes MVC framework, including its distinctive features related to areas like Generating URIs in Views, Configuration, Testing, as well as a comparison to Spring's MVC framework. Read Christian's post 'Stripes: A Successful First Project': http://blog.carbonfive.com/2009/02/java/stripes-a-succesful-first-project