Java Development

Discussion in 'Server & Community Management' started by Spxify, May 12, 2013.

  1. I have been interested in creating plugins for ages now, but I have never really taken the time to look into what is the best way to learn it. I know, there have been multiple topics about this already... though I don't feel like they supply with the necessary information.

    How have you started with learning Java and what do you recommend to do? I was thinking about reading through the basic Java tutorials and then start using source of plugins to see how they do it.

    If you have some good tutorials, please provide them. :)
    #1 Spxify, May 12, 2013
    Last edited: May 12, 2013
  2. I just dove right into the plugin tutorial on the bukkit wiki. So far, im doing ok, but I just started. Whenever you run into a problem or what to know more about something GIYF.

    EDIT: Forgot to say, I also read some of a java textbook and already knew python :p
    #2 zaptrem, May 13, 2013
    Last edited: May 17, 2013
  3. You must learn the java basics, the concept of the object and tge classes, then you might start to study the bukkit api that it will very easy if you know java quite well.
    I studied java in books, then i used the bukkit javadoc to learn it
  4. The first step in creating a plugin is to learn Java Coding. I learnt from various sites. Codecademy is good for a basic coding background, but, unfortunately doesn't teach java.

    Some other people's experiences with learning Java can be found here:

    The second step is to learn how to code a bukkit (and hopefully spigot compatible) plugin. This is slightly different from coding a regular java app. More information on this can be found here:

    I hope this is helpful,

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