How to Learn Bukkit?

Discussion in 'Bukkit Help' started by pablot802, Aug 24, 2015.

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    pablot802

    Hello guys,

    I would like to learn Bukkit to code my own plugins. I am excited to being a part of the Bukkit Community. However, I read a little bit, and some people suggested to learn OOP, and some said to learn Java first. I have no coding background. No idea of what I am doing. I would appreciate if you guys would give me some suggestions and maybe explain what OOP is please.

    Thank you.
     
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    bwfcwalshy Retired Staff

    @pablot802 Object-oriented programming (OOP) is a programming language model organized around objects rather than "actions" and data rather than logic.

    Learn Java before Bukkit is the biggest and best recommendation anyone can give.
     
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    pablot802

    How much JAVA do I need to know to get into Bukkit? And what would be the best way to learn JAVA for a beginner that knows nothing.
     
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    bwfcwalshy Retired Staff

    @pablot802 The basics for sure. But advanced would also help a lot!

    Or as @mine-care would say 1.35kg
     
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    pablot802

    Ok thanks,

    One quick question. I have been doing some reading, and the first step is to download J2SE, I tracked down the download page.

    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/archive-139210.html

    So I have a couple questions. There are many version, Java SE 8, Java SE 7, etc... Which one should I choose to start doing my basic programs on java? And will they be compatible with Mac?
     
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    Googlelover1234

    @pablot802
    As a Mac user, I know that you can run Java 6, 7, and 8. Java 6 should already be installed on your computer, and I recommend using Java 6 when you're developing Bukkit plugins, simply to provide assurance that most, if not all users can run it.
     
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    pablot802

    I appreciate your feedback :) How do I verify if I have it? Or how do I open it? I am sorry I am really new into this.

    I read someone's tutorial, and they suggested using Dr. Java? Do you think that is a good idea?

    <Edited by bwfcwalshy: Merged posts, please use the edit button rather than double posting.>
     
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    dyljam1234

    You should probably know some intermediate-advanced topics including:

    Constructors and Methods
    Variables
    Classes
    Inheritance
    Possibly recursion
     
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    Nebuler

    @pablot802 Just to clear things up, if you want to make a plugin, you'll have to download these things:

    Craftbukkit: https://hub.spigotmc.org/jenkins/job/BuildTools/ (Run this download with gitbash: https://git-scm.com/downloads)
    Java jdk: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk8-downloads-2133151.html
    Eclipse (or any other IDE - but I recommend eclipse): https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/ NOTE: Download any of the top 2, they should work fine.

    To show you how to set up, I strongly recommend watching this video:

    Notes about the video: In the video the dude mentions the bukkit api - that's your craftbukkit jar you get when you run buildtools. Also, at around 2:22 into the video, where the guy opens the javadoc location menu, put in this link: https://hub.spigotmc.org/javadocs/bukkit/

    Thanks! Hope everything is clear
     
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    Necrodoom_V2

    @Nebuler None of these are actually bukkit. Also, as i said in another post, that video does not exempt spigot from the DMCA.
     
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    Nebuler

    @Necrodoom_V2 of course none of them are bukkit - it has been taken down. They are spigot which is the same thing pretty much and the best thing available.
     
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    Necrodoom_V2

    @Nebuler And this is bukkit help and OP asked for help with bukkit - not how to allegedly workaround DMCA.

    Bukkit API is still perfectly downloadable.
     
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    pablot802

    Thanks for the feedback. Still learning the basic stuff like booleans, strings, int, byte, long, floats, doubles. I also learned the basic method

    public static void main(String[] args)
     
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    Nebuler

    @pablo67340 good to hear @pablot802 - there's a great community of devs so you won't find yourself in trouble :D
     
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    pablot802

    I know, the support is amazing. One question, is there a difference between Bukkit coding and BungeeCord coding?
     
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    Nebuler

    @pablo67340 bukkit is the general plugins and stuff yu'd use on a normal server and bungeecord is for a server network will multiple servers.
     
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    timtower Moderator Moderator

    Bukkit coding is supported on here.
    Bungeecord coding isn't.
     
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