[Nitro] The future of Nitro, Og and Raw

Dan North tastapod at gmail.com
Fri Oct 24 13:28:42 EDT 2008

I'd be very keen to see a decent REST implementation in ruby.


2008/10/23 Georgios Moschovitis <george.moschovitis at gmail.com>

> Hello Chris,
> nice to see a post on this list after all this time ;-)
> I have no problem with your proposal, it's OK by me.
> Btw, in the last few months I have created a brand new web (or should I say
> REST) framework for my own use. It's completely different to the old Nitro
> (and frameworks like Rails/Merb). I am trying to make it as simple and
> standards compliant as possible. The plan is to eventually write some docs
> and release it as open source, but we 'll see about that. At the moment the
> server side logic is written in Ruby, but I am thinking about switching to
> server side javascript in the future. I am extremely pleased with what I
> have so far ;-) ;-)
> An early version of this framework powers my new blog: www.gmosx.com,
> check this out...
> regards,
> -g.
> On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 6:10 PM, chris <prpht9 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Not sure who all is still listening but I have something to say.
>>   As Dan North said a while back.  Nitro is quite feature full and could
>> really use some time to settle in with some bug fixes and a really solid
>> release.  I may end up taking a stab at this.  Once I got some fixes into
>> the Nitro and Raw dependancies and require statements.  A simple "nitro
>> hello;cd hello;nitro" works out of the box.  I also converted the entire
>> projects to "newgem" projects ( no offense intended ).  The rake build tasks
>> in there are excellent and "rake local_deploy" works perfectly.  I have not
>> touched Og, it seems to be pretty solid already.  (side note: I think Og
>> could stand on it's own two feet as well but if you want me to hold onto it
>> for a while I will)
>> Fixed Nitro and Raw gemspec dependancies
>> Fixed missing "require 'raw/controller'" in raw.rb
>> Replaced lib/facets.rb with a gemspec dependancy
>> Converted Nitro to a newgem project to capitalize on the rake tasks and
>> rubyforge integration
>> Converted Raw to a newgem project to capitalize on the rake tasks and
>> rubyforge integration
>> TODO:
>> I think I found some bugs in the admin part, which in my opinion is key to
>> getting a new user's feet wet with nitro and og.  I'd like to fix those.
>> Massive build up of examples in the rdocs
>> Move good examples to the prototype site produced by "nitro project_name"
>> Include more details in the actual prototype site code and startup files
>> like app.rb and config/debug.rb
>> I do not plan to move away from using the current unit testing.  However I
>> will create new tests using rspec and rbehave.  They are not mutually
>> exclusive
>> Get "rake docs" working
>> Get "rake website_generate" working
>>   With your permission, Trans and George I'm talking to you, I'll put some
>> more effort into this and see what I can come up with.  None of my changes
>> will mess with the api, my entire goal is stability and usability.  After
>> presenting my initial work to you guys, we can decide where you want to go
>> from there.
>>   Before I forget, Robert Mela, if your out there.  I'd love to get a hold
>> of your cheatsheets for inclusion in the actual rdocs.  Looks like your site
>> has been reclaimed by the domain goblins.
>> Hope to hear from you,
>>  Chris Scheper
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