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London Lua users group

The Lua programming language finally has a place to meet in London. All aspects from embedded systems, web, games, mobile, scripting are welcome - we want to bring all the users of Lua together.

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Past events

  • Lua: the world's most infuriating language

    Thu, 17 Oct 2013, 18:30 - 20:00 in London, United Kingdom

    When first confronted with Lua an experienced programmer (like me!) finds themselves infuriated by the languages little differences and hopes that can dismiss it as not worth learning :-) Later they find themselves infuriated to learn that they can't dismiss it: Lua is just too fast, too useful and too flexible. This talk will look at my experience of learning Lua and using it to send a high-altitude balloon into the stratosphere and build CloudFlare's new low latency Web Application Firewall.

  • Using Lua for the Internet of Things with Eclipse Koneki and Mihini

    Thu, 25 Apr 2013, 18:30 - 20:00 in London, United Kingdom

    Benjamin Cabé will give an overview of the Eclipse open-source projects Koneki and Mihini that provide a complete IDE for Lua (remote development, debugging, advanced content-assist, ...) as well as an embedded application framework (I/Os abstraction, communication with the wireless modem, M2M data consolidation and efficient transmission over the air, …) for building Internet of Things applications. There will be a live demo – Raspberry Pi and Arduino FTW!

  • Meet the creator of Lua, special event

    Tue, 22 Jan 2013, 18:30 - 20:00 in London, United Kingdom

    The creator of Lua, Roberto Ierusalimschy, is going to be visiting London this month, so we are having a special meetup in his honour!We are going to have two short talks, plus a Q&A about Lua with Roberto.We will be giving away a (signed!) copy of the newly released edition of Programming in Lua, hot off the press.

  • Developing a Lua VM in JavaScript by Paul Cuthbertson

    Thu, 6 Dec 2012, 18:30 - 20:00 in London, United Kingdom

    Paul is a front-end web developer at Gamesys, one of the UK’s largest online gaming companies, on their multi-platform development team. Paul will talk you through the development of a Lua virtual machine in JavaScript which enables Lua to be executed, and even debugged, in the browser. This is a small but integral part of Gamesys's "write once, deploy everywhere" strategy, which involves writing entire games in Lua.

  • London Lua meetup: Lua with Android using AndroLua

    Thu, 6 Sep 2012, 18:30 - 20:00 in London, United Kingdom

    AndroLua is a demonstration project by which bundles Lua and LuaJava as an application you can run on your phone. This version has a server that can open an interactive session on a host machine. AndroLua provides access to most Android APIs directly through Java reflection. It is a good way to learn the capabilities of this OS.The dynamic nature of Lua makes Android application development more pleasant and productive.

  • London Lua meetup

    Thu, 2 Aug 2012, 18:00 - 20:00 in London, United Kingdom

    The London Lua user group covers all aspects of the Lua language.This talk looks at ljsyscall, a project to expose the Linux kernel interface to Lua, everything from files and sockets to networking, processes and timers. Using the new LuaJIT ffi interface makes this easier than it might otherwise be, and it has the performance of C code. This will cover what you can do, and some helpful hints about interfacing with C code.

  • London Lua meetup

    Thu, 5 Jul 2012, 18:30 - 20:00 in London, United Kingdom

    Scripting Nginx with LuaJames Hurst (@pintsized) introduces OpenResty – offering Lua programming for the Nginx web server. This provides a powerful and very high performance web programming environment, with non-blocking i/o central to the design. Originally developed to power the largest e-commerce site in China, it has recently started to be more widely adopted.

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