For Immediate Release: May 21, 2014

Programming doesn’t have to be boring! Write your own Minecraft plugins and watch your code come to life with flaming cows, flying creepers, teleportation, and interactivity in Learn to Program with Minecraft Plugins (Pragmatic Bookshelf, $29 paper, $19 ebook, printed in full color).

Follow along with the book and add your own features to the Minecraft game by developing Java code that “plugs in” to the server. You’ll manipulate and control elements in the 3D graphical game environment without having to write tons of code or learn huge frameworks. You don’t need programming experience to get started—-this book will teach you everything you need to know!

You’ll create plugins that can change blocks from air to stone, or spawn cows and creepers. You’ll write plugins that react to game events, and even schedule tasks that will run later in the game. Readers from age 9 to 99 will learn how to use variables and functions to build plugins that fling players into the sky, create flying creepers, and of course, shoot flaming cows.

Along the way you’ll learn real programming using Java, from classes, objects, and data structures (including arrays and hashes) to exception handling and threads. You’ll even learn how to backup your code (and go back in time!) using Git, and set up and run your own server at home or in the cloud. A running progress bar shows you how far you’ve come in each chapter, and by the end of the book you’ll be able to design and code your own plugins from scratch.

Put your gaming to good use, and learn real programming skills today.

Available for e-readers in epub, mobi, and PDF formats direct from the publisher and in paperback from fine bookstores worldwide.

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Book Information

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Learn to Program with Minecraft Plugins

Create Flying Creepers and Flaming Cows in Java

by Andy Hunt

ISBN: 9781937785789, 284 pages, $29.00US, $30.00CA, 7.5×9.25.

Pragmatic Bookshelf Titles are distributed to bookstores internationally by O’Reilly Media.

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