Coding Standards Overview
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A general description of the usage style of the tools used to create BOARD18 is presented here.
The jQuery Library
BOARD18 uses the jQuery library extensively to format its pages. BOARD18 does not use any of the modern "frameworks" that have become popular lately.
PHP Coding Style
Before PHP5, PHP was a procedural scripting language. And that is how BOARD18 uses it for the most part. Lately a few class statements have made their way into some functions. They are mostly used to build structures that can be stringified using json_encode() and echoed back to the client as strings.
The mysqli Extension
BOARD18 uses the mysqli extension of PHP to access its database. The mysqli extension features a dual interface. It supports both procedural and object-oriented interfaces. BOARD18 uses the procedural mysqli interface.