In This Chapter
• Explore how Minecraft programs are created
• Download a Minecraft server to run mods
• Set up a command to start the server
• Run the server and fix any problems that arise
• Start a Minecraft client to connect to the server
• Fix connection problems between the client and the server
• Try out a brand-new Minecraft world
As a Java programmer and father in a house full of teen-aged sons who are avid gamers, I was pleasantly surprised when they began asking me questions about Java.
They wanted to know how hard the language is to learn, what kind of software is required to develop programs, and whether that software is free.
The interest of my sons in my favorite programming language ...