I recently purchased an Arduino UNO along with some other hardware. At the time of purchase, I didn't know about Arduino's motor shield and so I purchased a two channel stepper motor driver (2A per channel) that was said to be "Shield Compatible". I recently received my hardware and have been following the introductory tutorials since I'm completely new to the Arduino platform. Things are going well but I didn't receive any documentation with the motor driver. There is a datasheet provided on the vendor's website but it is beyond my current level of competency.
My question: since the driver is said to be "Shield Compatible", does this mean that I can assume that I can interface with it the same way as an authentic Arduino shield. In other words, can I follow the motor shield tutorial on Arduino's website without any risk of damaging hardware and expect the driver I purchased to function properly.
The product that I purchased can be seen here: http://www.robotshop.com/ca/en/dual-bipolar-stepper-motor-controller-arduino.html