As you know I’m a business guy. Having been out of IT for 10 years, there is some rust on those old coding skills. It has been suggested to me recently that learning Java would be a good idea. Although Java is not the best language for game design, it seemed like a good idea because Mojang is going to release the code for Minecraft at some point and allow people to mod the game. Which is super exciting. Also the more coding that I know the more help I can be to The ZoRTS Project as the project manager. Even if we use QT or C++ to code the game with having a good understanding of the specifics of coding means better communication with my team.
We have a new coder interested in working on the Project, and he recommended thenewboston.com. The website is so great that this special post was made to point you in Bucky’s direction. I cannot recommend the site more. They have some amazing tutorials on every major programming language. The Java section starts with downloading the necessary programs and coding environments. This is head and shoulders above other tutorials on youtube, where they assume you know that already or don’t think to provide assistance. There are 87 basic Java videos, 27 intermediate Java videos, and then 30 Java game development videos! That is just Java. The site also offers C, C++, Visual Basic, Python, iPhone development. Even better the website doesn’t seem overwhelming. Really important for a newbie to coding.
To supplement Bucky’s wonderful website I have a couple books are on their way. They shall get reviews once they have arrived and been read. It’s tempting to post them as Amazon Affiliates now… But it’s in better taste to plug them on a review instead of taking the lime light away from thenewboston.com. So watch my blog for those reviews!
I would love to find a website that specifically targets people learning Java for Minecraft. If you have any suggestions on ways to learn Java please, I would love for your to post them in comments section! Thanks!