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Experts Jung and Brown first present the fundamentals of programming and explain standard Lua functions. They then show you how to take advantage of all of the free Lua community resources that are available. Complete code samples are integrated throughout the chapters to clearly demonstrate how to apply the information. Diagrams are also included to highlight important Lua features such as stacks, hash tables, garbage collection, and function closures. All of this will help you to quickly write your own effective programs.
What you will learn from this bookWays to extend Lua's operators with metamethods Methods on how to use tables, strings, and modules How to handle events naturally with coroutines Techniques for managing information with databases Tips for handling and avoiding programming errors Ways to create your own innovative games How to enhance application development using packages contributed by the Lua community Steps for presenting dynamic information on your web site
Who this book is for
This book is for beginning programmers, game developers, and web site developers who are interested in a simple yet powerful introduction to programming.