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Learn Lua for iOS Game Development by Jayant Varma

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Chapter     12

Codea

The last of the frameworks on our list is Codea. This was created as an IDE on the iPad. The highlight of the app was and rather still is the editor, which makes editing, or rather writing, code on the iPad fun. It has autocomplete functionality and a custom keyboard that puts commonly used keys at your fingertips, rather than making you switch between layouts to reach certain numbers or symbols.

The biggest advantage of Codea is that you can test your app on the target device directly, rather than having to upload to test on the device or use a simulator, as is the case with other frameworks. In this sense, Codea is the fastest and the most accurate simulator and player that you can use.

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