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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Minecraft® Mods Programming, Second Edition by Rogers Cadenhead

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2. Use NetBeans for Minecraft Programming

In This Chapter

Download the NetBeans IDE

Create a new Java project in NetBeans

Write a Java program

Compile the program successfully

Run the program

Make an error (on purpose!)

Although it’s possible to create Minecraft mods and other Java programs with nothing more than the Java Development Kit and a text editor, the experience is considerably more pleasant when you use an integrated development environment (IDE).

This book employs NetBeans, a free IDE offered by Oracle for Java programmers. NetBeans is a program that makes it easier to organize, write, compile, and test Java software. It includes a project and file manager, graphical user interface designer, and many other tools. One ...

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