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In the course Lua Programming participants learn to use Lua in the development of applications. Lua is a lightweight, open source scripting language and is written in C. Lua is used in many platforms ranging from large server systems to small mobile applications. Lua is intended to be integrated with C code and complements C code with good facilities for string manipulation, simple testing and debugging capabilities, dynamic memory allocation and automatic memory management.
The course starts with an explanation of the Lua Software system, the Lua Interpreter, the Lua Compiler and the SciTE IDE.
The Lua language syntax, the variables and data types, the difference between RValues and LValues, operators, control flow and Lua modules are also discussed.
Then defining and calling functions in Lua is treated with parameter passing, function scope and return values. Lua also supports functional programming and in this context attention is paid to functions as variables, functions as return values and closures.
Also part of the course program are data structures and classes and objects in Lua. Arrays, iterators and tables are discussed and the concepts of inheritance, overriding and polymorphism are explained and demonstrated.
Then multithreading and coroutines are on the course schedule. It is discussed how different tasks can be executed in parallel in multiple threads and how coroutines transfer control to each other with yield and resume.
Finally the course ends with the treatment of data access from Lua applications. Both accessing files and accessing relational databases are treated.
The Lua Programming course is intended for developers who want to learn the fast and interpreted script language Lua.
Programming experience is required to participate in this course. Experience with object oriented and functional programming is beneficial to understanding.
The theory is discussed on the basis of presentation slides. The theory is further explained through demos. After discussing a module, there is the possibility to practice. Course times are from 9.30 to 16.30.
After successful completion of the course the participants receive an official certificate Lua Programming.
Module 1 : Lua Intro
Module 2 : Language Syntax
Module 3 : Lua Functions
Relation to C
Lua's Software System
LValues and RValues
Chunks as Functions
Module 4 : Data Structures
Module 5 : Object Orientation
Module 6 : Threading and Coroutines
Arrays and Indexing
Generic For Iterator
Classes and Objects
What are Coroutines?
yield and resume
wrap and running
Module 7 : Data Access
Implicit File Descriptors
Explicit File Descriptors
Inserts and Updates
SQLite and MySQL
All our courses are classroom courses in which the students are guided through the material on the basis of an experienced trainer with in-depth material knowledge. Theory is always interspersed with exercises.
We also do custom classes and then adjust the course content to your wishes. On request we will also discuss your practical cases.
The course times are from 9.30 to 16.30. But we are flexible in this. Sometimes people have to bring children to the daycare and other times are more convenient for them. In good consultation we can then agree on different course times.
We take care of the computers on which the course can be held. The software required for the course has already been installed on these computers. You do not have to bring a laptop to participate in the course. If you prefer to work on your own laptop, you can take it with you if you wish. The required software is then installed at the start of the course.
Our courses are generally given with Open Source software such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, Tomcat, Pycharm, Anaconda and Netbeans. You will receive the digital course material to take home after the course.
The course includes lunch that we use in a restaurant within walking distance of the course room.
The courses are planned at various places in the country. A course takes place at a location if at least 3 people register for that location. If there are registrations for different locations, the course will take place at our main location, Houten which is just below Utrecht. A course at our main location also takes place with 2 registrations and regularly with 1 registration. And we also do courses at the customer’s location if they appreciate that.
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