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Setting Up a Java 8 Game Development Environment

  • Wallace Jackson
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Abstract

Welcome to the book Beginning Java 8 Games Development! Let’s get started by creating a solid development software foundation for use with this book. The core of this foundation will be Java SDK (Software Development Kit) 8, also called JDK (Java Development Kit) 8. I will also set you up with NetBeans IDE 8.0 (Integrated Development Environment), which will make coding Java 8 games much easier. After that, I will introduce you to the latest open-source new media content creation software packages for digital illustration (Inkscape), digital imaging (GIMP [GNU Image Manipulation Program]), digital video (EditShare Lightworks), digital audio (Audacity), and 3D modeling and animation (Blender). At the end of the chapter, I will also suggest some other professional-level software packages that you should consider adding to the professional game development workstation that you will be creating over the course of this chapter.

Keywords

Medium Content Game Development Hard Disk Drive Digital Audio Java Programming Language 
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© Wallace Jackson 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wallace Jackson
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  1. 1.CAUnited States

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