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Lua Courses in the UK?

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I'm not going to say such a thing doesn't exist, but you are asking for an incredibly specialised thing here. Lua is only something like the 19th most popular programming language (after ABAP, Pascal, and SAS), and jobs using it are virtually non-existent - therefore courses teaching it are likely to be even less abundant.

I suggest teaching yourself via the Programming in Lua book (which is available for free online, I believe).

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It's very likely that this will compliment a course but I would be shocked to see a course purely on Lua. I done this as an additional module to my BSc Computer Games Development but this was only a week long thing.

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Well I've found one. But it's a bit pricey, and since I've never heard of them... I'm not sure if they're any good.

http://www.wellho.co.uk/course/ulfull.html

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Speaking as a programmer one of the things that is mentioned very often is that you cannot stay still in technology and need to be constantly learning new things in order to keep up. This should not be limited to languages (C++, C#, Lua and yes, even HTML/javascript) but also how you learn new things (professional training, higher learning or the tried and true - pick it up and make something work).

With that said the best way that I have found is to choose a goal for a new project and complete that goal using the new technology. This forces me to complete a task with the technology instead of just playing with it. This type of learning works best for me.

With that said here are the links I have for learning Lua. I have not yet taken the plunge but will get to it. If you happen to run across a better tutorial geared towards game programming please post it here for the rest of us to see.

Lua Tutorial on the Lua site
Calling C++ Functions From Lua
Using Lua Scripting For Games
Programming in Lua (first edition) - book

Hopefully the links will help.

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