Just a reminder that the next meetup is tomorrow! Please signup here http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/home/luawrap-wrapping-lua-scripts-into-self-executing-files I am going to try to do a live stream using a Google+ hangout, so email me if you want to join if you can't make it in person. Justin On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 9:46 PM, Justin Cormack <justin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > The next meeting is 1 November 2012 at 18:30. Hope to see you all there.... > > Luawrap - wrapping lua scripts into self executing files by David Whale > > luawrap started off as an idea without a language back in 2006, when > David wanted to settle on a single language for scripting purposes, > with a way of turning scripts into executables that can be given to > customers (so they can use, but not steal all his neat ideas). > > Almost on the verge of writing his own language, a friend introduced > him to lua. But the "self executing script" idea still stood as a > strong requirement, and he developed some simple elegant techniques. > > luawrap allows lua programmers to wrap their lua scripts into > standalone executables with no external system dependencies, without > needing to install or use any special tools, whilst providing the > option to hide the intellectual property embedded inside the > executable. > > This talk looks at some of the challenges involved, and some of the > neat things you can do with self executing lua scripts. > > David Whale > > David Whale runs a small software consultancy, mainly developing > embedded firmware for neat gadgets. His claim to fame was being part > of the development team for the GSM MODEM used inside the very first > Blackberry devices, and was probably the first person to walk into a > lamp-post texting on one. > > As part of his day job, he finds himself regularly writing little lua > scripts to automate code generation, testing, post-mortem log > analysis, web statistics analysis and website generation, amongst > other things. > > David has been using lua for the last 6 years, recently delving deep > into the C sources and making it jump through a few more hoops. > > He lives in Essex, and is trying to cultivate a nomadic lifestyle > roaming between coffee shops and libraries, where all he needs is a > laptop, a mobile phone, and a lua interpreter to get his job done. > > Sign up link available shortly.