1. Dig Into Minecraft Programming with Java

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 ...

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