What you’ll learn

  • Table manipulation, String Manipulation, File Handling etc
  • Loops, Functions, Garbage Collection etc.
  • Operators, String, Modules etc.
  • Mytables, Metatables, Datatypes, Arrays etc.


Lua is an open source language built on top of C programming language. Lua has its value across multiple platforms ranging from large server systems to small mobile applications. This course covers various topics ranging from the basics of Lua to its scope in various applications. This course is designed for all those readers who are looking for a starting point to learn Lua. It has topics suitable for both beginners as well as advanced users. It is a self-contained course and you should be able to grasp the concepts easily even if you are a total beginner. However it would help if you have a basic understanding of working with a simple text editor and command line.

Lua is an extensible, lightweight programming language written in C. It started as an in-house project in 1993 by Roberto Ierusalimschy, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo, and Waldemar Celes.

It was designed from the beginning to be a software that can be integrated with the code written in C and other conventional languages. This integration brings many benefits. It does not try to do what C can already do but aims at offering what C is not good at: a good distance from the hardware, dynamic structures, no redundancies, ease of testing and debugging. For this, Lua has a safe environment, automatic memory management, and good facilities for handling strings and other kinds of data with dynamic size.

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