Goodbye Corona SDK, Hello Solar2D

Posted by Dr. Burton on April 29, 2020 in Corona, Solar2D |

If you haven’t been following the news about Corona SDK, the tl;dr is that Corona SDK is shifting to open source and is (wisely) changing its name to Solar 2D. Having been a part of the former Corona SDK community for over 10 years, We are fully supportive and excited about this shift. IMHO, the […]

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How to Fill a Picker Wheel from a SQLite Database in Corona SDK – Tutorial

Posted by Dr. Burton on December 16, 2018 in Android, Corona, iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Lua, Mobile, Tutorials |

Last semester I had a group of students using Corona SDK who were using a database to list local establishments.  They needed a way to easily display the list of locations in the SQLite database to the application.While I had discussed the possibility of reading from a database and loading a picker-wheel in the textbooks […]

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Lumberyard, Lua, Corona Projects Update

Posted by Dr. Burton on July 12, 2017 in Amazon Lumberyard, Corona, Game Development, Lua, Lumberyard |

We have been working on several major projects at Burtons Media Group. We thought we would take a moment and provide an update on the individual status of the projects: Amazon Lumberyard Game Development Fundamentals: Space Explorer The textbook is mostly complete with the exception of the final chapter where we cover visual scripting. We […]


Learning Lua Scripting- Part 5 – Math and Math Library

Posted by Dr. Burton on March 15, 2017 in Amazon Lumberyard, Corona, Lua, Lumberyard, Tutorials |

In this Learning Lua Scripting tutorial we will examine how to use the Lua Math Library. Lua has the basic math operations that you would expect to find in a modern scripting language. ^ – exponential * – multiplication / – division % – modulus or modulo + – addition – – subtraction or unary […]

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Learning Lua Scripting- Part 4: Working with Strings

Posted by Dr. Burton on March 14, 2017 in Amazon Lumberyard, Corona, Lua, Tutorials |

In this tutorial, part 4 of our series on learning Lua scripting, we will look at some of the tools available for working with Strings in Lua. Tutorial: https://youtu.be/nehEEMT9e88Video can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Learning Lua: Part 4 – Strings (https://youtu.be/nehEEMT9e88) Concatenation in an important concept in all programming languages.  In Lua, concatenation […]

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