Jonathan Snook has posted some of his first impressions of the Zend Framework to his blog today - and so far, they're pretty good:
Last week, the first production release of the Zend Framework was released. I've taken some time to read through the documentation to understand what each of the components do. And you know what? I think I like it.
He talks about what the framework is, how it compares to the CakePHP framework and his example of making a simple del.icio.us class to pull recent posts from a feed.