Learn the basics of Lua, a general-purpose programming language used for building games, web apps, and developer tools.
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About this course
Lua is a powerful and intuitive general-purpose programming language used for building games (such as Roblox, World of Warcraft, and Angry Birds), web apps (such as Venmo and Adobe), and developer tools. This course for beginners will teach you the basics of programming with the Lua language while giving you interactive practice building terminal-based programs.
Syllabus5 lessons • 4 projects • 5 quizzes
Hands-on learningDon’t just watch or read about someone else coding — write your own code live in our online, interactive platform. You’ll even get AI-driven recommendations on what you need to review to help keep you on track.
Projects in this course
Mystic Moon Potion ShopCreate a receipt generator for a fictional potion shop using data types, operators, and variables.
Magic Eight BallWe've learned how to harness the power of control structures, so let's put that knowledge to use and tell someone's fortune.
Fahrenheit ConverterIn this project you'll be writing a program to convert from Fahrenheit to Celsius and Kelvin. Specifically, focusing on writing functions that can be re-used to handle these conversions.
Meet the creator of the course
Kenny LinWeb Development Domain Manager at Codecademy
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- Brilliant learning experience. Very interactive. Literally a game changer if you're learning on your own.John-AndrewCodecademy Learner @ USA
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