The Generic Repository (grepo) is a framework for Java which allows you to access (database) repositories in a generic and consistent manner. Using grepo, it is generally no longer required to provide all the boilerplate code which is necessary in order to access (database) repositories from Java. All you have to do is write appropriate database code (queries, procedures, functions, etc.), an appropriately annotated Java interface, and very little Spring configuration.
Vibur DBCP is a new, concurrent JDBC connection pool based on Java dynamic proxies. It is fast, has concise source code, and supports a fairness parameter, statement caching, SQL query logging, and many other features. Various configuration examples (with Spring, Hibernate, etc.) are provided.