Lua offers a wide range of features that you can utilize to support and enhance your applications. With this book as your guide, you'll gain a thorough understanding of all aspects of programming
with this powerful language. It will walk you through the basics, covering everything from installing Lua
on your system to developing games
and web sites.
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.