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Beginning Java Game Programming

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  • Posted August 3, 2009

    A very good "how to book" to learn the basics.

    I can see the difficulty in writing books for beginners, yet in a scale of 1 to 10 this book scores a solid 7. Any author attempting this task risk losing the reader in the first few chapters. The reason is simple: it is at the mercy of the readers knowledge of the programming language in question. Game programming requires a wealth of preparation and a fair grasp of the language. Well, Mr. Harbour took a smart approach by feeding the reader with with some preliminary discussions of the the java platform and then on chapter three a real treat. A teaser overflowing with promises which are truly realized in the ensuing chapters.
    The book is good for those who have finished a primer. The very first skeleton program will encourage further study for the neophyte. The more experience programmer will be at home in the exploration of arcade action type games.
    I took the liberty of converting the applets to applications, simply because I enjoy using the entire screen. However, the applets work just fine and are delight.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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