[Nitro] Nitro + Facets 2.0

Cortland Klein me at pixelcort.com
Wed Oct 31 19:28:24 EDT 2007

At this point, being a silent observer, I believe the biggest thing  
needed from the Nitro project now are tutorials and sample projects  
that actually work.

Currently, getting Nitro to actually work on Mac OS X is a bit of a  
challenge, and spark nor flare seem to work 'out of the box'.

I remember when I first saw nitro it was with some screen casts of it.

Once 0.50 comes out some up-to-date screencasts, text-based tutorials  
and 'out of the box' working example projects would be in order.

Also, a page on the site called "Why Nitro is different than Rails" is  

On Oct 31, 2007, at 4:07 PM, James Britt wrote:

> Nitro PR might be a hard sell.
> There seems to be a perception that it's a Rails-a-like; at MtWest
> RubyConf earlier this year, Chad Fowler, in his keynote, basically  
> said
> that people working on Nitro should just stop, because it's the same
> thing as Rails (though he approved of continued work on Iowa,  
> because in
> his view it was sufficiently different from Rails).
> People who've spent time with both Nitro and Rails likely  do not see
> them as the same thing; getting people to try Nitro is perhaps the  
> best
> way to grow the community.  But when folks think Nitro is "the same
> thing" as Rails, and they already know, or know about Rails,  
> adoption is
>  challenge.
> Nitro is not going to suit everyone, but that's true of Rails as well
> (witness the emergence of Camping, Merb, and Sinatra).  However,  
> people
> won't really know if its good for them or not unless they try it, so
> getting up and rolling needs to be really stupid simple.
> The Og/Nitro pain-points have been discussed here before, but I think
> they boil down to various issues that trip people up too early in the
> "try it and see" process.

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