From the Desk OfAMANDA FOLSON
The approach writers take to create technical documentation differs from that of creative writing pieces. Creative writing is written to take the reader away to an imaginary world, while technical writing is focused on helping the reader solve a problem. As a result, we don’t have the luxury of using lots of words to convey our ideas – our readers want to solve a problem they’re having and our goal is to help them resolve problems fast.
This year marked my 3rd Laracon US in a row. If you’re not familiar, it’s a conference focused on the Laravel PHP framework. Many of the talks have nothing to do with PHP or Laravel itself, but a majority of them are technical talks that elaborate on an idea or spell out complex subjects.
I started with PHP 4. By many accounts I was late to the PHParty, but when you take into consideration that PHP4 releases happened in the early 2000s, I’ve been using PHP for over half of its life…and mine.