Embedded Development with Lua in NetBeans

Lua is intended to be embedded into other applications. One hears a lot of buzz around it in the context of embedded development. Since recently, the team providing the professional Lua Glider have made a subset available as a free extension to NetBeans IDE, consisting of an editor, debugger, and profiler.

Download and install it here:


And here's a tutorial I've been using to learn Lua.


If you already do not know it: please have a look at LuaJ, with the J for Java!
I found it absolutely amazing for not only developing. One has to run it in the software too.

Posted by guest on February 18, 2014 at 11:17 PM PST #

As on 2014/09/13 this plugin failed verification, it appears to require 'Editor Options' which is not an available plugin.

Posted by guest on September 13, 2014 at 02:21 PM PDT #

Are you using NetBeans IDE 8.0? Or something different?

Posted by Geertjan on September 13, 2014 at 03:02 PM PDT #

8.0. I do see the developers uploaded a new copy after my comment posted and it's currently pending verification. It had failed before.

Posted by drazisil on September 14, 2014 at 12:05 AM PDT #

Please recheck the plugin. Verification passed.

Posted by mydevelopers on September 16, 2014 at 08:03 PM PDT #

I don't konw how I can test the project. The green play button do nothing. The mouse right button menu don't display the execute option.

Posted by guest on April 24, 2015 at 09:32 AM PDT #

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Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

The focus of this blog is mostly on NetBeans (a development tool primarily for Java programmers), with an occasional reference to NetBeans, and sometimes diverging to topics relating to NetBeans. And then there are days when NetBeans is mentioned, just for a change.


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