Chapter     2

The Pillar of Creation: Lua

In Chapter 1, you looked at Corona at a high level and began to get a feel for what it offers. Corona provides the APIs you need to develop great cross-platform mobile apps, but an API is only half of the equation. If all you had was the API, you’d be a carpenter with a stack of wood but no hammer and nails to build anything with.

Fortunately, the other half of the equation—the hammer if you will—is provided to you in the form of Lua.

In this chapter, you’ll dive into Lua and start to get familiar and comfortable with it. As I mentioned in Chapter 1, I assume that you have had at least some programming experience; however, I will assume a very low baseline of knowledge. If you’re a very experienced programmer, ...

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