A book about Lua

Do you guys think “Programming in Lua, Fourth Edition” by Roberto Ierusalimschy is good for beginners? I would really appreciate some help.

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You don’t have to buy it, you can just read it online.

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Actually online you can only read 68 pages out of 329. So I would buy the book.

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I Have it online with 302 pages i think, i just want to know if its helpful for beginners

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I’m also a beginner so yeh it would be good.

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alright, thank you for the help bro

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No Problem I love helping people😀.

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Could be, but I feel like people overestimate how hard it is to get into scripting. I mean, personally I just watched youtube tutorials and it worked out fine.

(Also, fyi; roblox uses luau, not lua - a variation of lua)

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So your saying Roblox has their own Lua Programming Language?

Yep. it is based off of Lua, but it has a few changes. You can find plenty of youtube tutorials for Luau (look up Roblox Programming tutorial or something)

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Roblox Lua is a little more upgraded than normal lua it might be that the book wont cover some aspects of LuaU coding and game services.

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So there aren’t any book about Luau? I heard some people say books are better than videos.

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The way people learn something is entirely based on them - some might find videos easier, some might find books, tutors, whatever else easier. I would recommend trying videos first though since it’s free (alvinblox or the devking have some good tutorials for example)

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Alrighty, I’ll see for myself. Thanks for the help!

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This book will help for learning lua in scripting but I personally just use YouTube for scripts and stuff.

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ugh books when I see it my vision becomes blurry.

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you should get glasses.

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bruh. You should get common sense. cuz what I said was a joke.

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How was i supposed to detect it as a joke

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And what do you guys recommend I start with? Lua or Luau?

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