05 May 2017
From the Forum – Issue #155
Welcome to this week’s From the Forum. In this post, we highlight a few Corona Community Forums posts that cover important topics.
A community developer was curious what other developers felt about music during gameplay. Using our forum poll feature, he asked this basic question which spawned a great discussion on the merits of soundtracks in games.
Imagine that you have a need to create characters with a base set of parameters. How do you initialize them — using minimal code — when most of the values are the same? Enter metatables, Lua’s way of defining object properties. This thread takes a dive into understanding metatables.
Touch listeners and tap listeners have their pros and cons. One of the main differences is that taps are defined as a quick touch-and-release — but what if you want to handle both? In this thread, learn one way to handle a tap without triggering the touch event.
Do you have a particular forum thread that was helpful for you? Let us know about it! Email email@example.com, 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.