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Copyright (C) 2011 by Steve Litt
Steve Litt is the author of Troubleshooting Techniques of the Successful TechnologistRapid Learning: Secret Weapon of the Successful Technologist, and Samba Unleashed.


About Lua


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  • Introduction
  • What I like about Lua
  • What I don't like about Lua


    In my opinion, Lua as a language rather than an environment or framework, is second to none. Its syntax is so simple there's almost never a surprise and it's memorable enough that you don't need to keep referring back to the manual, even if you use it only once a month.

    What I Like About Lua

    Here are some of the things I like about Lua:

    What I Don't Like About Lua

    I don't like the following things about Lua:
    That being said, if you need the preceding, where there's a will there's a way. For GUI support you have some third party addons. One interesting RAD idea is that there's an addon called pLua that interfaces Lua with Lazarus, a Delphi-like free software RAD program.

    Web support can be provided either by Kepler, which is a full featured straightforward web framework, or if you like MVC, you can use an addon called Orbit.

    None of these addons are as easy to install and work with as something native, but they get you out of any dead ends you might encounter.

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