Spring and Shipka distinguish themselves from the other frameworks by providing comprehensive environment for application development including: presentation, backend services, security, remote services, integration capabilities, etc. While having similar objective, they take different approach to achieving their goal. We use the following criteria to compare the frameworks: • Access to data • Access to business logic • Implementation of presentation functionality • Data transactions • Data object implementation • Integration of third party products. • Data validation and conversion • Maturity See the complete text at http://shipka.wordpress.com/articles/comparison-of-spring-and-shipka