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Duration: 8 days. • Price: $4420.00 or £2580.00 +VAT (with hotel room), or $3700.00 or £2100.00 +VAT (without room), • Venue: Melksham, England

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This is a custom course that will be tailored to your trainee's needs and based on their current knowledge as a starting point.

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Introduction to Lua. (module U101) What is Lua. Hello Lua World. Sourcing, versions. Where is Lua used?
Numbers and the Math library. (module U102) Variables and variable conventions. Expressions. Operators. Rounding. Data Types. Type and Conversion Functions.
Conditionals and loops (module U103) If while repeat break do and for. Comparing numbers comparing strings. Equality and nil. Combining Conditions.
Strings and the String library. (module U104) Double and single quotes, square brackets and backslashes. String concat, length, etc. Formatting numbers in to strings. String Conversion Functions.
Tables and the table library. (module U105) Introduction. Tables as arrays. Table equality and copying. Sort, Concatanate, remove and others. Table Traversal Functions. Building other structures from tables.
Functions. (module U106) Defining and calling functions. Variable scope. Return values. Chunks as functions. Upvalues and Closures. Variable Argument Lists. Nesting and passing functions and recursion.
Analysing a Programming Task (module Q904) A small job. Learning about the job. Working it out. Writing. Testing. Error Handling. As a job gets larger. Summary.
Pattern matching (module U108) Anchors, literal characters, counts and groups. Capturing matchs, capturing all the matches (global) Pattern Based functions.
Modules (module U109) The require function. Module directory and environment variables. Namespaces. Globals and Strict. Other Module Functions.
Object Orientation - the Lua way (module U107) Mutable and Immutable Values. MetaMethods and functions as members. Metatables, __index, __add and __lt. Polymorphism and inheritance.
Input / Output (module U110) Keyboard and screen at a lower level. Opening and closing files. Reading and writing files. File status checks and file system operations. Other file system functions.
Programming Standards in Lua (module U199) Commenting and Documentation strings. Variable, function, object naming conventions. Constant, module, package and class naming. Block, function, class and module structuring and code reuse. Indentation, contuation, spacing and other formatting issues. A special note on end. Design patterns and coding standards. Algorithm robustness - limits, cardinal values and other issues. Learning from the experience of other languages. Applying standards to existing code. Minimum release levels and requiring extra modules / packages. Software Licensing.
Trapping and handling errors. (module U111) Logic, syntax, runtime. Assert and Error functions. Error Containment Functions such as pcall. debug.stacktrace.
Other Standard Library features. (module U112) Maths functions - trig, log, random, geometric, etc. Time and date functions. CPU time. Environment, Metatable and Chunk-Loading Functions. Vararg-Related Functions.
Threading and Coroutines. (module U114) Coroutines as co-operative programs. Transferring control and maintaining state. Concurrent tasks, and keeping them apart. Event handling - event loops and yielding.
Testing and Development in Lua (module U196) Debugging tools. Logging. Modularity and localism. Principles of Unit testing. A test framework for Lua.
Using Lua in your application (module U197) Lua with C and C within Lua. Building the Lua library into a C application. The Lua stack, type matching and dynamic memory issues. Registering callbacks. Application callbacks - overriding functions. Application callbacks - passing via globals. How Lua is used within your application.

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Melksham, Wiltshire , England. A taxi transfer can be arranged if you'll be arriving by air from United States. Private Courses can be arranged on site in your country.
Public courses run at Well House Manor - our own purpose fitted training centre and business hotel / conference centre in Melksham.
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We offer further customer training or public courses that may be applicable for some or all of your trainees

Upon completion of your course, you'll have online access to the source code of all the examples from the course, and you'll have access to the "Ask the Tutor" forum where you can raise questions. We also encourage you to email the tutor, and to visit us again to use our library as appropriate.

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