Hu: The WP-db is custom–formatted to an extent that makes it un-ideal # for pedagogy, so the first step, in getting into web-dev, is not to install DevKinsta and start toying with the WP-SQL #, but rather, to use WAMP, and run a vanilla | install of the web.
H3S1: WAMP recycles your desktop’s existing file management system:
Hu: A key feature of any IDE is a file management system, that you can use, to take your script files, such as index.html, and index.php, and move them around, within the folder hierarchy, so that you can organize these files, into development and function.call-workflows # The folder hierarchy also specifies the file | paths that you need to reference, at various points, within the functions you write, such as the action attribute, of an html-form #
H3S2: WAMP recycles your browser’s ability to run local files:
Hu: The core function of a browser is to run code, and, as a bonus, it can render code into a visual | layout; this is an advanced | functionality, that is significantly more intensive than command line. Wikipedia<a-r>: Precursors to the web browser emerged in the form of hyperlinked applications during the mid and late 1980s, and following these, Tim Berners-Lee is credited with developing, in 1990, both the first web server, and the first web browser, called WorldWideWeb (no spaces) and later renamed Nexus.
H4S1: Local files also have an address:
Hu: Something may feel missing here, in your intuition<fbno>#, I thought the web was about clicking stuff, so how does it help me, to run pages, locally, in my browser? Actually, when these files are run, they can be run # within clickable | hyperlinks, and these links, if they reference specific | folder paths, can trigger the opening, both same and new | tab, other | files, so it’s really this system of interconnected | hyperlinks, that you associate, with a stereotypical “web” experience, as opposed to desktop | experience.
H5S1: To open # a file in the wamp.www-folder, type localhost/[file-name.extension] in your browser input bar, and hit enter. You can repeat this, to open other files, and if the files are linked via hyperlinks, you can also trigger the opening of those files, internally, in the browser. H5S2: To open index.php, you can also # click Localhost, at the top, of the popup | menu [D]
H3S3: WAMP project setup, step-by-step:
Hu: Now that you have WAMP-server running, as a desktop–protocol, you can begin launching projects; WAMP: To create a project, just create a directory in <C:/wamp64/www> Hu: In this case, the word directory means folder; in the language of Windows-desktop, WAMP is telling you # to navigate into the wamp64 folder, which is most likely installed to your C: drive, and further, click into the www folder, and create a new subfolder, in this folder, and name it, after your project; in this case, ours will be titled personal-dash. S3.main-H5S1<fbno>: see TechStudio82<a-r> for how to set a directory as a virtual host #