Lua: The Little Language That Could

Lua is a simple, powerful, and versatile “little language” that is easy to learn and use. It has eight types and very few syntax rules to follow, making it an accessible programming language that can be embedded almost anywhere, from software like Redis and NGINX via OpenResty to games like World of Warcraft and Roblox via Luau. Lua is also a great choice for domain-specific languages and is a favorite for compiling into due to its simplicity and C interop. Its community may be small, but it’s productive, with many libraries available through the Lua package manager, LuaRocks. Overall, Lua is a fun and powerful language that provides endless possibilities.

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