Photo by David MastersIf you are new to PHP web development then a few little known tips can help your process greatly as well as avoid a few mistakes. PHP development uses a scripting language to create web pages and web applications. PHP actually stands for hypertext preprocessor and PHP pages can be used on most serves as the vast majority is configured to accept and use PHP based web pages.
Because PHP is a Linux based code it can be easier to develop the PHP web page on a Linux operating system. While this is not essential it can be easier. The main problems that arise when using a Windows based code on a Linux because Linux is case sensitive and Windows is not. Many times your application may not work properly when you put it on the web server.
The big problem when not developing your page on a Linux system is the fact that Linux is case sensitive while Windows is not. This means if you have upper and lowercase letters in your links they might not work when you have transferred everything over to a Linux system or server. It will then take more time as you need to go through everything to fix the problem.
SVN or CVS is also important as the basics to these are that it saves all of your work so that you can restore it to previous versions. This occurs to everyone and you want these different versions available to you.
Instead of having to undo the code you can go back to an earlier saved version. Many times SVN is used when more than one person is working on a web site.
There are many helpful tips you can use when starting to use PHP web development. This is an older style of development but still very effective.