I'm new to regular expressions.

could any one suggest where to start and any tutorials or books they can recommend.

Also need to start learning frameworks

I'm good with PHP with mvc pattern but need to learn RegX and frameworks

is Zend good?

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diafol

REGEX
http://martinmelin.se/rewrite-rule-tester/
http://www.catswhocode.com/blog/15-php-regular-expressions-for-web-developers
http://www.quanetic.com/Regex
http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/9099/The-30-Minute-Regex-Tutorial
http://www.pagecolumn.com/tool/pregtest.htm

The above has a few online testing features (some better than others) and a few examples and tutorials.

FRAMEWORKS
Prob. easiest - CodeIgniter - it's very loose/forgiving/flexible - so that may be be bad/good.
Other good ones I've used to varying extents:
Symfony2
Yii

I really like Yii, but it's still a young framework, so not as well supported as the other two.
I've never used Zend as it looked a bit complicated to set up (server and all), but pros tend to rave about it.