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Minecraft Mods Programming Absolute Beginner’s Guide 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!)

Learn how NetBeans flags errors as you write a program

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 ...

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