Play with Minecraft and Learn to Code

Play with Minecraft and Learn to Code
A Guide for Beginners
by 
Al Sweigart
February 2018, 260 pp.
ISBN-13: 
978-1-59327-853-3
4-Color
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Play with Minecraft and Learn to Code will transform Minecraft from a mere video game into an educational programming tool. Using ComputerCraft, a free Minecraft mod, and the Lua programming language (used by professional game developers), you’ll write programs to make your bots dig mines, chop wood, craft items, and build anything you can imagine. Sit back, relax, and make your turtle army do the work! The book provides the full code needed to write each program and walks you through it line by line, explaining how things work along the way. By book’s end, you’ll have a handle on computer science basics, a taste of how fun and powerful coding can be, and plenty of turtle robots at your command.

Author Bio 

Al Sweigart is a professional software developer who teaches programming to kids and adults. Sweigart has written several programming books for beginners, including Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, Scratch Programming Playground, and Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python (No Starch Press), and has developed a large following with his online tutorials.