This software is really a tutorial on the Lua Server pages or LSP. You can learn online and quickly with this tool.
The tutorial is about the LSP language as well as web-development using LSP. LSP is a fast server side scripting language much like other such tools available but is quick to execute and is quite brief. It supports the recent Web 2.0 functionalities like AJAX and web services. As to the speed of execution; a XML parser written in LSP is comparable to that developed in C. If you do have some exposure to other scripting languages, you’ll have easier time learning the same. The tutorial itself is a LSP application and needs BarracudaDrive server. People with familiarity with any server side scripting such as ASP, JSP, PHP, etc. should be able to become comfortable within a day with the LSP.
The LSP tutorial includes an interactive editor that allows you to execute arbitrary Lua code in the server. That provides a very nice way of creating code and testing your knowledge by actually executing it in place. The Lua code is inserted into a standard HTML FORM in the browser. The browser sends the FORM data to the server using HTTP POST. The server sends the result of the executed code back to the browser and results displayed at the bottom right frame. The BarracudaDrive and a basic text editor are all the tools that you need for an application development in LSP. Thus it is possible to design a complex database driven web-application with just this text editor. The LSP API is similar to the API provided by JSP but it is probably easier to master and do faster designs with LSP. Actual use only can tell how easy it is. Try it, does not cost you anything anyway.