On NetTuts.com today there's a new tutorial from Philip Sturgeon about how you can get started with Fuel PHP, a framework for rapid website development.
This two-part tutorial will get you up and running with the Fuel PHP framework. We’ll start with the basics, and then move onto some more advanced topics in part two! Let’s get started.
He starts with a brief introduction to the Model/View/Controller design pattern just to be sure you're up to speed with the moving parts of the tutorial. From there he walks through installation and the creation of a first "hello world" controller and view. He looks at some of the configuration options the framework includes specifically the database settings. He also points out a handy tool the framework comes with - the "oil" command line tool that makes scaffolding out an application simple. He also talks about database migrations, templating, forms and validation and tasks.