This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
Framework: Collection of classes,Interfaces and APIs together to achieve a specific s/w functionality. Framework does not play individually. It's 'pluggable' in a existing s/w functionality to improve/give additional functionalities.