Guide to Using PHPKnowHow
Our objective is you get the most out of PHPKnowHow. Following facts will be helpful when you browse through PHPKnowHow.
Almost all the time it talks about web aspects of PHP
PHP can also be used for developing desktop applications and command-line programs. But it’s widely used for web applications. In PHPKnowHow also, most of the time you would see that content is based on web aspects of PHP.
Article examples may not be in production quality
Even though PHPKnowHow sometimes uses above average examples, unless mentioned clearly, the examples may not be suitable for use in production. Most of the time examples are for explanation purposes and they would need adjustments before real world usage.
Code examples can be copied and experimented easily
PHPKnowHow uses SyntaxHighlighter Evolved WordPress plugin for code examples. When you mouse over a code example, you would see following four icons at top-right corner of the example. Clicking on first icon would open a pop-up and present you the text only version of the code.
PHP Engine, PHP Interpreter, PHP Parser
You would see all these words in explanations. Although there are slight differences in these, in PHPKnowHow it’s meant the PHP interpreter, the program that interprets and process PHP files.
PHP File, PHP Script
You would also see that these two terms in mix. Again these two means the same, a file that contains PHP code.
Hyperlinks are in Maroon color and underlined
Except in few places and especially in article bodies, links are in Maroon color and underlined.
Forms are submitted using Ajax
Forms use Ajax for submission and the pages containing them don’t reload. This let you submit any form and stay on the same page.