I recently released a new version of the SoftSmithy Utility Library. I added new utility methods and classes for locale-sensitive sorting, JPA and more. Have a look at the changelog at the end of the README file and at the Javadoc for more details.
Alongside the SoftSmithy Utility Library (lib) I recently published the SoftSmithy Development Utility Library (devlib). The difference between these two libraries is the SoftSmithy Utility Library (lib) contains classes, which you usually want to deploy with your program, while the SoftSmithy Development Utility Library (devlib) contains classes, which are useful at development and deployment time etc., but you usually won't want them on the classpath of your program. Currently it's quite small. I just added a few utility classes for database population with JPA and for unit testing which are still subject to change while I keep looking for best practices. Have a look at the Javadoc for more details.