Lua: the world's most infuriating language

  • October 17, 2013 · 6:30 PM

When first confronted with Lua an experienced programmer (like me!) finds themselves infuriated by the languages little differences and hopes that can dismiss it as not worth learning :-) Later they find themselves infuriated to learn that they can't dismiss it: Lua is just too fast, too useful and too flexible. This talk will look at my experience of learning Lua and using it to send a high-altitude balloon into the stratosphere and build CloudFlare's new low latency WAF.

John Graham-Cumming is a Programmer at CloudFlare.

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  • Sanyaade A.

    A brilliant session on Lua

    Please send the link to the github.

    God blesses!!!

    Best regards,
    Sanyaade

    October 21, 2013

  • Aj C.

    Most informative and useful evening. Good to chat to other delegates.

    October 18, 2013

  • Justin C.

    Change of venue!

    We have had to change the venue, and we are going to be at the lovely Mozilla office in Covent Garden (near Trafalgar Square).

    September 23, 2013

  • Richard M.

    What about Forward as a venue?

    September 2, 2013

    • Justin C.

      We will be at Skills Matter this time, they just hadn't confirmed...

      September 4, 2013

  • Graeme B.

    A semantic firewall? Like a High Assurance Guard? That's an interesting topic in itself.

    September 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Whats a WAF?

    September 2, 2013

    • Justin C.

      Sorry, web application firewall...

      September 3, 2013

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