This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
I second the recommendation on Stripes. I've used it for a couple of projects and its so quick to setup and get going, only problem I've found is the user-base seems quite small so it can be more difficult to get help/tutorials in comparison to a more popular web MVC like SpringMVc/Struts