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Aimed at kids who already play Minecraft, this guide will teach coding through a series of "Recipes" (the term used in-game when crafting new objects). For example, in the game, one of the first things any player must do is create a Workbench, or Crafting Table, which will in turn enable the player to create sophisticated tools. Recipe 1 in the book (the term Recipe and Chapter is interchangeable) is 'A modding Workbench' and its ingredients are the tools the reader will need to begin modding.
Walter Higgins has been in software development and project management since 1992, working at IBM, Microsoft, Apple, EMC, and small and not-so-small Irish software companies. He leads Minecraft coding sessions at his local CoderDojo, a volunteer-led movement orientated around running free not-for-profit coding clubs and regular sessions for young people, with 341 dojos in 38 countries.
Table of Contents
Introduction Minecraft CraftBukkit ScriptCraft Part I : Basic Modding Recipe 1: Your Modding Workbench Recipe 2: Rolling Dice Recipe 3: Greeting Players Recipe 4: Create a Fireworks Show Recipe 5: Don't stray too far Recipe 6: A number-guessing game Part II: Advanced Modding Recipe 7: Arrows that Teleport you. Recipe 8: A TNT-Free Zone Recipe 9: It's a small world Recipe 10: Horse-Clicker, A simple mini-game Recipe 11: Snowball Fight, A player-vs-player mini-game Recipe 12: Piggie Pandemonium, A pig-herding mini-game