Roblox Lua: Understanding the Basics

Get Started with Roblox Programming

Author: Shane Merchant,Andi Muhaxheri

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548936891

Category: Computer games

Page: 52

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ROBLOX Lua: Understanding the Basics goes over everything vital for beginning with learning programming using the ROBLOX platform. If you already understand the basics but still want to learn, wait for our next book. Includes 19 in-depth sections.
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Basic ROBLOX Lua Programming

Author: N.A

Publisher: Brandon LaRouche

ISBN: 0985451300


Page: N.A

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ROBLOX Building Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Own ROBLOX World

Author: Gerry Roth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780963521620

Category: Lua (Computer program language)

Page: 150

View: 1929

Welcome to the world of ROBLOX, an online universe where you can build practically anything you dream up. ROBLOX Building Guide is your complete handbook and resource for learning how to get started building your own online games and worlds using this powerful approachable "digital sandbox" platform.
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Programming in Lua

Author: Roberto Ierusalimschy

Publisher: Roberto Ierusalimschy

ISBN: 8590379825

Category: Computers

Page: 307

View: 1872

Authored by Roberto Ierusalimschy, the chief architect of the language, this volume covers all aspects of Lua 5---from the basics to its API with C---explaining how to make good use of its features and giving numerous code examples. (Computer Books)
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Lua Quick Start Guide

The easiest way to learn Lua programming

Author: Gabor Szauer

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789340136

Category: Computers

Page: 202

View: 5154

The easiest way to learn Lua programming Key Features The easiest way to learn Lua coding Use the Lua standard libraries and debug Lua code Embed Lua as a scripting language using the Lua C API Book Description Lua is a small, powerful and extendable scripting/programming language that can be used for learning to program, and writing games and applications, or as an embedded scripting language. There are many popular commercial projects that allow you to modify or extend them through Lua scripting, and this book will get you ready for that. This book is the easiest way to learn Lua. It introduces you to the basics of Lua and helps you to understand the problems it solves. You will work with the basic language features, the libraries Lua provides, and powerful topics such as object-oriented programming. Every aspect of programming in Lua, variables, data types, functions, tables, arrays and objects, is covered in sufficient detail for you to get started. You will also find out about Lua's module system and how to interface with the operating system. After reading this book, you will be ready to use Lua as a programming language to write code that can interface with the operating system, automate tasks, make playable games, and much more. This book is a solid starting point for those who want to learn Lua in order to move onto other technologies such as Love2D or Roblox. A quick start guide is a focused, shorter title that provides a faster paced introduction to a technology. It is designed for people who don't need all the details at this point in their learning curve. This presentation has been streamlined to concentrate on the things you really need to know. What you will learn Understand the basics of programming the Lua language Understand how to use tables, the data structure that makes Lua so powerful Understand object-oriented programming in Lua using metatables Understand standard LUA libraries for math, file io, and more Manipulate string data using Lua Understand how to debug Lua applications quickly and effciently Understand how to embed Lua into applications with the Lua C API Who this book is for This book is for developers who want to get up and running with Lua. This book is ideal for programmers who want to learn to embed Lua in their own applications, as well as for beginner programmers who have never coded before.
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The Ultimate Roblox Book: An Unofficial Guide

Learn How to Build Your Own Worlds, Customize Your Games, and So Much More!

Author: David Jagneaux

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507205341

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 256

View: 6159

Build and create your own Roblox world with this easy and fun guide! Roblox, the largest user-generated online gaming platform that allows users to create and share their own game worlds and gaming creations, has taken the digital world by storm. There are so many games and social worlds to create with the platform, and this guide gives you the advice you need to get started. With everything from instructions for playing the games to tips on creating your own games and worlds to the basics of scripting your own unique content, The Ultimate Roblox Book can help you to become a top Roblox designer.
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Game Programming Patterns

Author: Robert Nystrom

Publisher: Genever Benning

ISBN: 0990582914

Category: Computers

Page: 354

View: 8191

The biggest challenge facing many game programmers is completing their game. Most game projects fizzle out, overwhelmed by the complexity of their own code. Game Programming Patterns tackles that exact problem. Based on years of experience in shipped AAA titles, this book collects proven patterns to untangle and optimize your game, organized as independent recipes so you can pick just the patterns you need. You will learn how to write a robust game loop, how to organize your entities using components, and take advantage of the CPUs cache to improve your performance. You'll dive deep into how scripting engines encode behavior, how quadtrees and other spatial partitions optimize your engine, and how other classic design patterns can be used in games.
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Lua Game Development Cookbook

Author: Mário Kašuba

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849515514

Category: Computers

Page: 360

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The Lua language allows developers to create everything from simple to advanced applications and to create the games they want. Creating a good game is an art, and using the right tools and knowledge is essential in making game development easier. This book will guide you through each part of building your game engine and will help you understand how computer games are built. The book starts with simple game concepts used mainly in 2D side-scroller games, and moves on to advanced 3D games. Plus, the scripting capabilities of the Lua language give you full control over game. By the end of this book, you will have learned all about the components that go into a game, created a game, and solved the problems that may arise along the way.
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Lua 5.2 Reference Manual

Author: Roberto Ierusalimschy,Luiz Henrique De Figueiredo,Waldemar Celes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781680921236

Category: Computers

Page: 54

View: 1436

Lua is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. Lua combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics. Lua is dynamically typed, runs by interpreting bytecode for a register-based virtual machine, and has automatic memory management with incremental garbage collection, making it ideal for configuration, scripting, and rapid prototyping. This reference manual is 51 pages long.
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Master Builder Roblox

The Essential Guide

Author: Triumph Books

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633199592

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 128

View: 4347

Driven by smart leadership and the constant evolution of computing hardware and software, Roblox has seen a surge in users over the past year. The company has shrewdly positioned itself as a powerful and flexible sandbox game, one which allows users to not only create their own structures, environments, and games, but also encourages them to come together socially and interact collectively. Roblox even gives kids a way to make real money on their creations!Master Builder Roblox: The Essential Guide provides users an exciting jumpstart into the fascinating, dynamic world of Roblox, and helps guide kids towards a fun and fulfilling experience. Main topics include an introduction to the world, a tour of the coolest and most popular games within the game, a quick-start guide on how to build, and an overview of the Roblox Studio Tabs--the toolbox for developing content in the game. Along with the essential content to help beginners dive into Roblox like pros, dozens of full-color gameplay photos will help readers navigate the grand world of Roblox and get them mastering and creating their own Roblox games in no time!
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Intermediate Roblox Programming

Black and White

Author: Brandon John LaRouche

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985451325

Category: Lua (Computer program language)

Page: 302

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If you are coming into this book with no prior ROBLOX Lua knowledge, then you might find the book a little difficult. The whole point of the book is to teach ROBLOX Lua at an intermediate level. Intermediate means that it is in between basic and advanced. Every chapter in this book flows in some way or another. Tutorials have a corresponding explanation chapter. An explanation chapter will discuss the point of a tutorial and explain the topics that were covered. By the time you have completed this book you should be quite fluent with ROBLOX Lua. You should not expect to know the advanced topics and parts of ROBLOX Lua, but you should be familiar with a lot of the language. With your knowledge of the language you should now be able to make games that can start to compete and earn their way up on the ROBLOX gaming charts.
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Pro Deep Learning with TensorFlow

A Mathematical Approach to Advanced Artificial Intelligence in Python

Author: Santanu Pattanayak

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484230965

Category: Computers

Page: 398

View: 7084

Deploy deep learning solutions in production with ease using TensorFlow. You'll also develop the mathematical understanding and intuition required to invent new deep learning architectures and solutions on your own. Pro Deep Learning with TensorFlow provides practical, hands-on expertise so you can learn deep learning from scratch and deploy meaningful deep learning solutions. This book will allow you to get up to speed quickly using TensorFlow and to optimize different deep learning architectures. All of the practical aspects of deep learning that are relevant in any industry are emphasized in this book. You will be able to use the prototypes demonstrated to build new deep learning applications. The code presented in the book is available in the form of iPython notebooks and scripts which allow you to try out examples and extend them in interesting ways. You will be equipped with the mathematical foundation and scientific knowledge to pursue research in this field and give back to the community. What You'll Learn Understand full stack deep learning using TensorFlow and gain a solid mathematical foundation for deep learning Deploy complex deep learning solutions in production using TensorFlow Carry out research on deep learning and perform experiments using TensorFlow Who This Book Is For Data scientists and machine learning professionals, software developers, graduate students, and open source enthusiasts
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Lua Programming Gems

Author: Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo,Waldemar Celes,Roberto Ierusalimschy

Publisher: Lua.Org

ISBN: 9788590379843

Category: Computers

Page: 346

View: 2069

This collection of articles record some of the existing wisdom and practice on how to program well in Lua. In well-written articles that go much beyond the brief informal exchange of tips in the mailing list or the wiki, the authors share their mastery of all aspects of Lua programming, elementary and advanced. The articles cover a wide spectrum of areas and approaches, with authors from both the industry and academia and titles about game programming, programming techniques, embedding and extending, algorithms and data structures, and design techniques.
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Wireshark for Security Professionals

Using Wireshark and the Metasploit Framework

Author: Jessey Bullock,Jeff T. Parker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118918231

Category: Computers

Page: 288

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Master Wireshark to solve real-world security problems If you don’t already use Wireshark for a wide range of information security tasks, you will after this book. Mature and powerful, Wireshark is commonly used to find root cause of challenging network issues. This book extends that power to information security professionals, complete with a downloadable, virtual lab environment. Wireshark for Security Professionals covers both offensive and defensive concepts that can be applied to essentially any InfoSec role. Whether into network security, malware analysis, intrusion detection, or penetration testing, this book demonstrates Wireshark through relevant and useful examples. Master Wireshark through both lab scenarios and exercises. Early in the book, a virtual lab environment is provided for the purpose of getting hands-on experience with Wireshark. Wireshark is combined with two popular platforms: Kali, the security-focused Linux distribution, and the Metasploit Framework, the open-source framework for security testing. Lab-based virtual systems generate network traffic for analysis, investigation and demonstration. In addition to following along with the labs you will be challenged with end-of-chapter exercises to expand on covered material. Lastly, this book explores Wireshark with Lua, the light-weight programming language. Lua allows you to extend and customize Wireshark’s features for your needs as a security professional. Lua source code is available both in the book and online. Lua code and lab source code are available online through GitHub, which the book also introduces. The book’s final two chapters greatly draw on Lua and TShark, the command-line interface of Wireshark. By the end of the book you will gain the following: Master the basics of Wireshark Explore the virtual w4sp-lab environment that mimics a real-world network Gain experience using the Debian-based Kali OS among other systems Understand the technical details behind network attacks Execute exploitation and grasp offensive and defensive activities, exploring them through Wireshark Employ Lua to extend Wireshark features and create useful scripts To sum up, the book content, labs and online material, coupled with many referenced sources of PCAP traces, together present a dynamic and robust manual for information security professionals seeking to leverage Wireshark.
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Lua Scripting Made Stupid Simple

Author: Jordan Kaufman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519322593


Page: 70

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LUA SCRIPTING MADE STUPID SIMPLE! Are you sick of How-To publishers calling you an "Idiot" or one of their "Dummies"? Well, we give you the respect you deserve but we make the SUBJECT Stupid Simple. In "LUA Scripting Made Stupid Simple" we get you scripting really quick in an easy and enjoyable manner. We cover the following subjects quickly in a way easy to absorb: Commenting in Lua Variables and Data Types Math functions Conditionals Strings Cases Looping For Loops Tables Functions Variadic Functions Closure Coroutines File I/O Modules Metatable Object-oriented programming Inheritance Plus free downloadable code at Follow us @Jordan_RK
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The Ultimate Unofficial Guide to Robloxing

Everything You Need to Know to Build Awesome Games!

Author: Christina Majaski

Publisher: Sky Pony Press

ISBN: 9781510730878

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 9054

Whether you are a hardcore gamer ready to master the latest game, a newbie to the world of Roblox, or a parent trying to find out more about it, this book is the essential guide to all things Roblox. You'll learn the basics and eventually discover the little-known secrets of exploring this user-generated online social gaming platform. Maximize your fun by learning how to: * Safely install and play Roblox on your PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Oculus, and Xbox* Create and share your own 3-D worlds and games with other users* Craft and create items, resource gather, trade, and combat* Customize your avatar and design your look for maximum fun* Upgrade to Builders Club for special privileges* Earn, spend, and use Robux* Enjoy a wide range of Roblox games from Tycoons to Shooters to RPG and moreWith full-color images and clear explanations, you'll enjoy using The Ultimate Unofficial Guide to Building Awesome Games with Roblox to build on your mastery of this virtual playground and join millions of other fans in the gaming revolution that is Roblox.
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The Advanced Roblox Coding Book: An Unofficial Guide

Learn How to Script Games, Code Objects and Settings, and Create Your Own World!

Author: Heath Haskins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1721400087

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 256

View: 5026

Clear and easy-to follow instructions for using coding and scripting tools to create new, more advanced Roblox games. Take your game design to the next level, with this complete guide to Roblox coding and scripting! Learn how to code using the programing language Lua to create new objects and games in the Roblox world: from teleporting objects (or PCs/NPCs!), to adding and applying power ups, to creating a leaderboard, and allowing players to save their games. This book walks you through the basics of the studio tool, provides tutorials for specific actions and creations, then explains how to use all of that knowledge to create your own unique game world! With detailed instructions, example screenshots, and simple explanations of what code to use and how to use it, this book is a must-have guide for any Roblox game designer—from beginners to expert coders!
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Swipe to Unlock

The Non-coder's Guide to Technology and the Business Strategy Behind it

Author: Neel Mehta,Parth Detroja,Aditya Agashe

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976182198

Category: Computer science

Page: 349

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WANT A NON-CODING JOB AT A TECH COMPANY? Interested in product management, marketing, strategy, or business development? The tech industry is the place to be: nontechnical employees at tech companies outnumber their engineering counterparts almost 3 to 1 (Forbes, 2017). You might be worried that your lack of coding skills or tech industry knowledge will hold you back. But here's the secret: you don't need to learn how to code to break into the tech industry. Written by three former Microsoft PMs, Swipe to Unlock gives you a breakdown of the concepts you need to know to crush your interviews, like software development, big data, and internet security. We'll explain how Google's ad targeting algorithm works, but Google probably won't ask you how to explain it in a non-technical interview. But they might ask you how you could increase ad revenue from a particular market segment. And if you know how Google's ad platform works, you'll be in a far stronger position to come up with good growth strategies. We'll show you how Robinhood, an app that lets you trade stocks without commission, makes money by earning interest on the unspent money that users keep in their accounts. No one will ask you to explain this. But if someone asks you to come up with a new monetization strategy for Venmo (which lets you send and receive money without fees), you could pull out the Robinhood anecdote to propose that Venmo earn interest off the money sitting in users' accounts. We'll talk about some business cases like why Microsoft acquired LinkedIn. Microsoft interviewers probably won't ask you about the motive of the purchase, but they might ask you for ideas to improve Microsoft Outlook. From our case study, you'll learn how the Microsoft and LinkedIn ecosystems could work together, which can help you craft creative, impactful answers. You could propose that Outlook use LinkedIn's social graph to give salespeople insights about clients before meeting them. Or you could suggest linking Outlook's organizational tree to LinkedIn to let HR managers analyze their company's hierarchy and figure out what kind of talent they need to add. (We'll further explore both ideas in the book.) Either way, you're sure to impress. Learn the must know concepts of tech from authors who have received job offers for Facebook's Rotational Product Manager, Google's Associate Product Marketing Manager, and Microsoft's Program Manager to get a competitive edge at your interviews!
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Beginning Lua Programming

Author: Kurt Jung,Aaron Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118079116

Category: Computers

Page: 672

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This book is for students and professionals who are intrigued by the prospect of learning and using a powerful language that provides a rich infrastructure for creating programs. No programming knowledge is necessary to benefit from this book except for the section on Lua bindings, which requires some familiarity with the C programming language. A certain comfort level with command-line operations, text editing, and directory structures is assumed. You need surprisingly little in the way of computer resources to learn and use Lua. This book focuses on Windows and Unix-like (including Linux) systems, but any operating system that supports a command shell should be suitable. You'll need a text editor to prepare and save Lua scripts. If you choose to extend Lua with libraries written in a programming language like C, you'll need a suitable software development kit. Many of these kits are freely available on the Internet but, unlike Lua, they can consume prodigious amounts of disk space and memory.
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