Tip from Arne Brasseur:
Written Thursday, November 29


If you're using any characters beside those uses in 7-bit ASCII you'll have to think about character encodings. The easiest thing nowadays is usually to make every subsystem use UTF-8. To make Ruby use

Tip from Arne Brasseur:
Written Wednesday, November 28

Element content

The Nitro concept of elements is terribly flexible. Whatever you put inside the elements tag is available through the content method. You could for instance parse this as YAML and take it as configurat

Tip from Arne Brasseur:
Written Friday, October 19, 2007

Running Nitro with FastCGI and Lighttpd

I'm assuming you've installed Lighttpd with the package manager of your distribution of choice. Next you need to enable the fastcgi module.

If you're using Debian or a variant (like Ubuntu) you can

Tip from aMUSiC:
Written Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Installing Nitro on Windows in 11 steps

Assuming that you've already installed Ruby and MySQL on your system

1) Download Darcs from www.darcs.net and decompress it in any directory 2*) Add the darcs root folder in the PATH

Tip from Kashia:
Written Saturday, September 1, 2007

Testing Nitro

For external tests using WWW::Mechanize might be just what you need. It's really good at 'emulating' a browser. Testing like that makes you work on your actual HTML output to produce good easy ht

Tip from Kashia:
Written Friday, September 1, 2006

Read-Only Join Classes


You have heavily normalized your data in your database, but the speed degrades when actually viewing the data.


class User property :name, Strin

Tip from Fabian:
Written Monday, December 4, 2006

Part Guideline

In other systems you'd maybe call them Plug-ins, but in Nitro they are called "parts". These parts can be dropped into your Nitro Web-Application and extend your Application with fully functional app p

Tip from Kashia:
Written Wednesday, December 6, 2006



LoxAuth is a dropin solution for basic authentication for Nitro apps. Can be used to login your users as well as registering them. It's customizable by settings if you need registerin

Tip from Kashia:
Written Wednesday, November 29, 2006



Nitro/Og 0.31

Tip from Fabian:
Written Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Migration from 0.31.0 to 0.40.0


This version was in the making for ages, so there are some changes you need to make to port your application to the new version. Here come some tips to help you:

Og 0.40.0

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