The developer manual is aimed at people who will be contributing to the project and to a certain extent to those who intend to hack ARk to use it for their own ends. As a general rule, if you find yourself doing extensive hacking, please let us know as we would be happy to consider adding new code to the project.
If you don't know why you are reading this documentation, you are probably looking in the wrong part of the manual. For information on installation and administration see the administrator section of the manual.
A lot of developer information is also stored at an older version of this wiki, the ARK development wiki at www.lparchaeology.com. There are plans to copy and format the relevant information from this wiki (Ticket #122) but in the meantime please contact a member of the ARK Development Team] if you can't find what you are looking for within these pages.