From the Forum – Issue #153

From the Forum – Issue #153

Forum iconWelcome to this week’s From the Forum. In this post, we highlight a few Corona Community Forums posts that cover important topics.

More about curves

Many people want to move objects along a curve and the math involved with curves is an advanced topic. Several forum stars jumped into this thread offering advice and tools to help solve this common problem.

Picasso Programming

While Pablo Picasso made abstract art famous, abstraction in code is a different thing altogether. Also referred to as the “DRY” principle — “Don’t Repeat Yourself” — abstraction is an attempt to reduce the amount of code and data used in a program by eliminating repeated code. This thread jumps into how to implement these concepts in Lua

Sometimes the helpers need help

Corona mega-contributor @roaminggamer usually is the one giving the answers in our forums, to which we are greatly appreciative, but sometimes even he can use your advice. In this thread, he mentions a game that wasn’t performing as well as he hoped and he’s asking the community how to improve it.

Do you have a particular forum thread that was helpful for you? Let us know about it! Email, put FTF: and the forum title in the subject, and include the URL in the email. We will consider adding it to an upcoming edition of From the Forum.

Rob Miracle

Rob is the Developer Relations Manager for Corona Labs. Besides being passionate about helping other developers make great games using Corona, he is also enjoys making games in his spare time. Rob has been coding games since 1979 from personal computers to mainframes. He has over 16 years professional experience in the gaming industry.

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