Advanced Lua Training Course

Course Code

luaadv

Duration

14 hours (usually 2 days including breaks)

Requirements

Basic knowledge of the Lua programming language

Overview

This is an advanced course on Lua, where basic knowledge of the programming language is already assumed. Therefore, this course gives the participant a more profound understanding of Lua internals and the "why" behind the used Lua idioms.

These advanced topics are demonstrated by plenty of examples and in-class exercises.

Course Outline

Advanced tables

  • Tables for queues and stacks
  • Tables describing graphs
  • Matrices as tables
  • Linked lists as tables
  • String buffers

Metatables through examples

  • Proxies
  • Readonly
  • Memoization
  • Dynamic programming with memoization
  • The Fibonacci example

Environments

  • Relationship between global variables and environments
  • Free variables
  • The _ENV table and the _G table

More about modules

  • Different approaches to creating modules
  • Modules that change the behavior
  • Module initialization and arguments
  • Using environments to implement safe modules

Advanced iterators and co-routines

  • Producer, consumer, filter
  • Wrapping co-routines to get iterators
  • Stateless iterator for linked lists

Contributing to the Ecosystem

  • Uploading packages to MoonRocks

Functional paradigm in Lua

  • The map function
  • The reduce / fold function

Object-oriented Programming

  • Different approaches to OOP
  • Different approaches to inheritance
  • Examples

A walkthrough of the Lua Standard Libraries

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Bookings, Prices and Enquiries

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Private Classroom

From £2500

Private Remote

From £2200

Public Classroom

Location Date Course Price [Remote/Classroom]
Cardiff2019-04-16 09:30:00£2200 / £2800
Cambridge2019-04-16 09:30:00£2200 / £2650
York - Priory Street Centre 2019-04-22 09:30:00£2200 / £2500
London, Hatton Garden2019-04-24 09:30:00£2200 / £2950
Aberdeen - Berry Street2019-04-24 09:30:00£2200 / £2860
Plymouth Drake Circus2019-04-25 09:30:00£2200 / £2500
Etc Venues - Manchester2019-04-25 09:30:00£2200 / £2750
Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue2019-04-29 09:30:00£2200 / £2600
Oxford2019-04-30 09:30:00£2200 / £2750
Glasgow2019-05-01 09:30:00£2200 / £2900
Exeter - The Senate2019-05-06 09:30:00£2200 / £2800
Chimney House Sheffield2019-05-06 09:30:00£2200 / £2800
Leicester Conferences2019-05-07 09:30:00£2200 / £2600
St Helier, Jersey, Channel Isles2019-05-09 09:30:00£2200 / £3150
Leeds2019-05-09 09:30:00£2200 / £2900
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HAProxy AdministrationBristol, Temple GateMon, 2019-04-01 09:30£2200 / £2700
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