Minecraft programming books

Discussion in 'Plugins and Coding' started by Minikloon, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. Minikloon

    Minikloon Member

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    Hello.

    Recently I've been to Barnes & Noble and I was surprised to find programming books about Minecraft.
    I browsed through the three of them which were available and would like to offer my opinions and generally bring exposure to these books.

    Learn to Program with Minecraft
    Out of the three, I feel this was one made the best effort for readers to actually retain the content. It had lots of examples beautifully mixing Minecraft with programming concepts. It's aimed at beginners.
    The downside to this book is that it's using Python through a Bukkit plugin. Python is a great language, but I so many installation steps will certainly discourage some people.

    Absolute Beginner's Guide to Minecraft Mods Programming
    This book takes a more traditional approach to teaching programming. There's a section on installing tools, then a section on java and finally a section on Minecraft modding through a series of examples.

    Sams Teach Yourself Mod Development for Minecraft in 24 hours
    This one focuses on client-side mod development using Forge and targets intermediate developers who already know some Java. This book may be useful for Bukkit plugin developers who might want to get into client-side modding. I don't recommend it.

    Obviously, it's also possible to learn Java by itself through other resources (there are tons and ton of Java books!) and then get into modding. It's the existence of these books which make me happy because they testify how much the server scene has grown and matured.
     
  2. codexprivateㅤㅤㅤㅤ

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    Yes so if I wanna rat someone I portforward but I cant connect I use a vpn to portforward cus im 2 lazy 2 router can u help?
     
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    Hello,
    I Always want to start with the thing self so i not start directly code for minecraft.
    I first learn de coding itself and then i go into the minecraft coding.
    I am now learning HTML ans CSS.
    Thx for saying this books its for me in the future :)
    PS: this post no make sense XD :D
     
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    HTML & CSS are not programming languages
     
  6. MrTokay

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    Well, yeah, they kind of are.
    <p><abbr="Hyper Text Markup Language>HTML</abbr></p>
     
  7. FalseHonesty

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    No, not a "programming language" per se, but still a "markup language", so i guess it depends on how precise ya wanna be
     
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  8. MrTokay

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    Well, a markup language just means its a programming language with tags.
    So, yeah, it kind of is.:p
     
  9. SrKlompenstein

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    I can't understand how good people can do this! :D

    Good job! :)
     
  10. Jestined

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    Wow, this is pretty cool. Currently, the most I can do is add food, blocks, and weapons.
    +1
     
  11. iProsecute

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    I used to code in my earlier days and then discontinued my journey down that path. I completely regret doing so and I am debating whether I should get back into it. @Minikloon Do you think it is worth for me to get back into coding?
     
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    If you want to know how, Then check here!:

    And check the next episodes then!
    Want to know how to use java? check here!:
    https://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/
    :)
     
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