Lua Quick Start Guide

The easiest way to learn Lua programming

A small and concise guide for anyone who wants to learn Lua programming. Learn the basics of programming trough Lua regardless of your existing skill level.

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Lua Quick Start Guide
Lua Quick Start Guide

Book Description

After reading this book, you will be ready to use Lua as a programming language to write code that can interface with the operating system, automate tasks, make playable games and much more. This book is a solid starting point for those who want to learn Lua in order to move onto other technologies such as Love2D or Defold.

What you will learn

  1. Understand the basics of programming the Lua language
  2. Understand how to use tables, the data structure that makes Lua so powerful
  3. Understand object-oriented programming in Lua using metatables
  4. Understand standard LUA libraries for math, file io, and more
  5. Manipulate string data using Lua
  6. Understand how to debug Lua applications quickly and effciently
  7. Understand how to embed Lua into applications with the Lua C API

About The Author

Gabor Szauer graduated from Full Sail University with a bachelor's degree in game development. He has been making video games professionally since 2010. He has worked on games for the Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360, browser-based games as well as games for iOS and Android.