Richard Bucker

Lua and JavaScript

Posted at — Jun 25, 2013

Choosing between Lua and JavaScript is a constant struggle. Both languages provide a number of features/functions that make them strong contenders for mindshare and actual deployment. Each have plenty of warts too.For Lua, I like that it has a small footprint, it’s fast, cross platform and embeddable. And finally I like that it’s used by Adobe and many game developers.JavaScript, on the other hand. Has tremendous mindshare, executables are reaching for JVM speeds, Dart translations are performing better than native JavaScript, number of libraries.