There’s a new book out, “Learn to Program with Minecraft,” that uses Minecraft to teach coding skills. Minecraft is the most popular game in PC-gaming history, and millions of kids play it.
According to author Craig Richardson: “My book makes learning to program accessible and engaging for people of all ages. Parents and teachers know how valuable it is to learn how to program, but add the fun and creativity of Minecraft while giving your player superpowers, and who can resist? [The book] shows readers how to take control of Minecraft with programming, and it’s really exciting for kids to see a pyramid or palace appear in their Minecraft world out of nothing more than a few lines of code.”
The book covers automatically teleporting characters, creating structures using for-loops and math, duplicating your creations, and much more.
Bill Pollock, the publisher of the book, says “Learn to Program With Minecraft” is an alternative to costly coding camps.