Recently I started learning the Lua language, but in a very limited way - Heroes of Might and Magic V map editor uses Lua for scripting custom events into the maps. But it (the map editor) use only a fraction of what Lua is and, in the end, those maps can be used only by HOMMV games and I want something different.

Are there any softwares that use Lua to build new softwares and that are not so complicated for use (as I am begining to learn the language)? I was thinking of an interface similar to that of Borland Delphi 7, only using Lua.

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    Jul 4, 2015 at 12:21

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I can suggest ZeroBrane Studio IDE (I'm the developer): it's written in Lua using wxlua/wxwidgets toolkit for GUI development and allows development and debugging of various Lua engines (Lua 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 and LuaJIT) on Windows, OSX, and Linux.

If you are looking for a way to develop GUI in Lua using something similar to Delphi, then I'm not aware of any such tool in Lua. There are several GUI toolkits in Lua, but none of them generates the code from your based on your GUI design and you'll need to write the code yourself.

  • I meant simmilar to Delphi in a way that you can easily create simple softwares (like calculators or something like that,) as I am just beginig to learn LUA. I'll check this ZeroBraneStudio out though.
    – Milos
    Jul 5, 2015 at 20:47

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