THIS IS THE BUKKIT EDITION ONLY – see notes below.
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. 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!
DO NOT BUY THIS EDITION unless you have a working Bukkit version.
The SECOND edition of this book uses CanaryMod and is available from pragprog.com/titles/ahmine2.
CanaryMod is a great replacement for Bukkit.
What Happened to Bukkit?
In this first edition of the book, Minecraft development is done using a library called Bukkit.
Until September 5, 2014, this library was freely available. However, because of a dispute between the developers of Bukkit and the developers of Minecraft, the Bukkit library is no longer available from dl.bukkit.org.
You may be able to find copies of bukkit.jar and craftbukkit.jar on the web. More discussion and checksums of the last known good copies are available in the forum for this title.
If you already have a copy of the bukkit jars, you are legally allowed to keep using them, you just can’t distribute them.
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