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A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Minecraft Plugins in JavaScript by Walter Higgins

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Introduction

This book shows you how to create your own Minecraft server plugins using JavaScript. There’s often confusion about the words mod and plugin. For the purpose of this book, they mean the same thing. Mojang—the makers of Minecraft—prefers to use the term plugin API rather than modding API when referring to its forthcoming official API, which will make extending Minecraft easier.

Before I begin, I will explain some of the words I’ll use throughout this book.

Image Plugin: A modification you add to Minecraft that changes the game in some way. The plugin is usually in the form of one or more files.

Mod: Mod is short for “modification.” In this ...

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