So after spending last week messing around with the Hibernate-centric features of the Spring framework, this week I’m immersing myself in Spring’s implementation of MVC. I can unreservedly recommend Spring for wrapping your persistence layer (whether it’s a framework like Hibernate or straight JDBC), even if you don’t get into the MVC stuff. So far the MVC stuff looks interesting as well, but I’m just starting to dig into it. I wonder how long it will be before we start seeing lots of job listings that ask for Spring experience. I’ve been seeing Struts in job descriptions for a couple of years, and lately I’ve been seing Hibernate here and there. I’d be willing to bet that Spring will start cropping up in the next 6 months or so. (I just found a couple of job listings on Dice that mention it already.) Since I’ve intentionally neglected EJB and I’ve never had the opportunity to pick up Weblogic or WebSphere experience, corporate adoption of the open source frameworks that I have immersed myself in is a big part of keeping me gainfully employed.