Java Game Coding

About our coding class

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What is Java?

Java is one of the most popular computer programming languages in the world and widely used on a variety of different machines. It is a programming language that is object-oriented, class-based, and very versatile, making it an ideal language for intro level courses.

About our class

New Class! Students working on individual computers will be introduced to object-oriented programming and elements of the Java language while learning to code their text-based RPG (Roleplaying Game). No programming experience is necessary, but familiarity with doing common tasks using a computer operating system (text-editing and understanding directory structures) and keyboarding is required. Bring a USB drive on the last day, and a snack and drink each day.

Continued learning

After the class

In this course, students learned about Java and the basics of computer programming through the creation of a text-based RPG (role-playing game).

Parent Activity Suggestions:

  • Java is freely available to download and available on most operating systems. Download Java on your home computer and have your child demonstrate what they learned with the programs he/she created in class. What are the different parts of the program? How do you run the program? How do you fix it if something goes wrong?

Eclipse for Java can be downloaded from:

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