Presentation tier in 123urban – Spring comes to the rescue as usual with its embedded support for Tiles. Basically, the only setting is to change your viewResolver in your -servlet.xml from JstlView to TilesView.
One day, after starting Eclipse 3.2, I noticed astonished that the autocomplete feature for Java classes did not work anymore. On pressing Ctrl+Space the popup list did appear, but it was always empty. This was a time of great mourning, since autocomplete is one of the killer features of Eclipse.
Nowadays UTF8 is far from being just “trendy”, it’s the de facto standard for information representation. There are a lot of discussions on the “why locales are bad” theme, and I’m not going to argue with that.