Lua ( , from meaning moon; explicitly not "LUA" because it is not an acronym) is a lightweight multi-paradigm programming language designed primarily for embedded systems and clients. Lua is cross-platform since it is written in ANSI C, and has a relatively simple C API.
Lua was originally designed in 1993 as a language for extending software applications to meet the increasing demand for customization at the time. It provided the basic facilities of most procedural programming languages, but more complicated or domain-specific features were not included; rather, it included mechanisms for extending the language, allowing programmers to implement such features. As Lua was intended to be a general embeddable extension language, the designers of Lua focused on improving its speed, portability, extensibility, and ease-of-use in development.
"Lua" is a single by Bright Eyes released in October 2004. Appearing on the album, I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning, the song deals with two people as they struggle through depression, addiction, and an interminable night. Conor Oberst appears alone on the track, on vocals and acoustic guitar.
The song also appears as a duet with Gillian Welch on the album Dark Was the Night. "Lua" was on number 89 of Rolling Stones "100 Best Songs of the 2000s". The song was also featured in the 2015 video game Life Is Strange.
Lua may refer to:
In Roman mythology, Lua was a goddess to whom soldiers sacrificed captured weapons. She is sometimes referred to as "Lua Saturni", which makes her a consort of Saturn. It may be that Lua was merely an alternative name for Ops.
Lua is a mobile messaging software for businesses. It provides encrypted real-time messaging, calling, file sharing, and communication analytics. It is available for Android, iOS, desktop ( Windows, Macintosh) and through a web browser. The company released its analytics dashboard, Lua Insights, in July 2014, with the aim of helping managers draw conclusions about the effectiveness of their team’s communication.
The company is based in New York City.