For 2023 - we are now fully retired from IT training.
We have made many, many friends over 25 years of teaching about Python, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, Java, C and C++ - and MySQL, Linux and Solaris/SunOS too. Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own risk.
Lisa and I (Graham) now live in what was our training centre in Melksham - happy to meet with former delegates here - but do check ahead before coming round. We are far from inactive - rather, enjoying the times that we are retired but still healthy enough in mind and body to be active!
I am also active in many other area and still look after a lot of web sites - you can find an index ((here))
Lua - a powerful, up and coming scripting language
Lua is a powerful, lightweight scripting language. It combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics. It is ideal for configuration, scripting, and rapid prototyping. Lua has been used in many industrial applications, with an emphasis on embedded systems and games, and indeed is currently the leading scripting language in games.
Here's a quick Download, build, install, test
procedure for Lua
• Download from http://www.lua.org/ftp/ and save to disc. The file you choose is lua-5.1.3.tar.gz
• unpack tar file and build
tar xzf lua-5.1.3.tar.gz
• Install (as root, into /usr/local)
• Test (as trainee, once again)
[trainee@holt ~]$ lua
Lua 5.1.3 Copyright (C) 1994-2008 Lua.org, PUC-Rio
> print "hello world"
I've put a simple program - the next step beyond "Hello World" that shows some of the basics of the language here
, and I would be delighted to spend a day or two going through the language with you ... (Keywords - Lua Courses / Training / Classes!) (written 2008-05-05, updated 2009-12-28)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesU113 - Installing Lua 
Luac - getting lua to start fast by precompiling - (2009-10-20) 
Installing Lua 5.2.2 on Mac OS X 10.7.4 - (2013-05-25)
Some other Articles
What to do if the Home Page is missingSpring in DevizesKiss and BookChanging a screen saver from a web page (PHP, Perl, OSX)Lua - a powerful, up and coming scripting languageLooking back through some photosTo provide external links, or not?A short introduction to our coursesGant charts - drawing them with a PHP scriptAmazing family members
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