The LUA based Corona SDK is one of those things I have really been intending to check out for a very long time now. One of the biggest reasons I haven’t looked closer ( other than time ) was the complete lack of published materials. Today however, I logged in to Safari and low and behold, Corona SDK Mobile Game Development is right there in the new releases section.
This is perhaps the worst timing ever, I am still throwing myself quite fully at PlayStation SDK development as well as working on a Titanium based app… but, but… this is shiny and new! (well, the book is new anyways…)
Actually, Corona and more specifically LUA are two products I have heard nothing but rave reviews of, so this certainly is of interest to me. I’ve skim read the book and it seems quite impressive. If I dive in, I will be sure to put up a review. I have to say, I am quite impressed with Packt press lately and the range of books they are putting out. The book is also available on Amazon but oddly enough shows a May 31st publish date( it’s April 27th at the time of this post), but also lists it as being in stock so I am guessing it’s available to order.
Have you worked with LUA/Corona? Is the hype justified? Is it substantially better than the free Moai SDK, which is also LUA based?