Zend Framework 1.0 RC1 Released

Zend has released the first official version of the Zend Framework (external link) for PHP. For those who do not know, one of the common criticisms of PHP is that there is no de-facto framework for PHP. The Zend Framework has been predicted to fill this void.

The framework is more like a set of tools, such as the .Net framework. It is not a framework like Ruby on Rails or CakePHP.

I have not had much experience using the Zend Framework yet, but I will in the near future.