On the NuoDB blog they show you how to take the introductory "News" tutorial for CodeIgniter and set it up to use NuoDB instead of MySQL.
CodeIgniter is a powerful PHP framework with a very small footprint. It is built for PHP coders who need a simple and elegant toolkit to create full-featured web applications. I will show you how you can use NuoDB to power the CodeIgniter tutorial “News” application. [...] In this blog article, I am using clean install of 64-bit Linux Mint 15. (note: the commands and paths below may be different on other Linux distributions).
They walk you through the installation steps and what you'll need to change in your PHP configuration to get everything up and running. He then helps you get CodeIgniter downloaded, set up and configured to use the NuoDB instance. He creates the "news" table and inserts some sample information based on the Ellis Lab tutorial.