Issue No. 05 - September/October (2007 vol. 24)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2007.150
Five years ago, the team at Reflexis ran into a little language from Brazil. Lua (pronounced loo-ah) changed the way they work profoundly. It lets them create hybrid solutions that combine the strengths of statically typed software with the flexibility of a dynamically typed environment. In short, with Lua, they get the best of both worlds. Lua can help you become more productive by extending your C/C++ creations with the expressive power and flexibility of a dynamically typed language. In this article, I'll share some of our experiences, a few of the lessons we've learned, and talk about changes we've made to our systems and the way we develop solutions.
Application software, Software libraries, Open source software, Books, Radio access networks, Acceleration, Java, Bridges, Roads, Writing, rapid deployment, dynamically typed languages, Lua, rapid application development
"Traveling Light, the Lua Way," in IEEE Software, vol. 24, no. , pp. 31-38, 2007.