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James Dodds

Joined: Sep 26, 2001
Posts: 1
If you all already know about this and have covered it, my aplogies. Otherwise, this is a really cool java robot building site and download that helps you learn about classes.
Michael Ernest
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Joined: Oct 25, 2000
Posts: 7292

I'll second that - Robocde is an *excellent* tool for learning to program to an API. I'm currently using it as a form of correspondence training with a couple of friends. The "motivation" is built-in -- kill the know-it-all Java author -- which of course can be extended to any friendly rivalry. But mostly it's fun! You see the results of your work (initially, a too-sudden death), and if you've got any measure of pride, you're hooked.
Great recommendation, James.
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Ivan Tamayo
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Joined: Aug 13, 2001
Posts: 49
ROBOCODE is an excellent way t learn Java, events, innerclasses ,etc
Johannes de Jong

Joined: Jan 27, 2001
Posts: 5089
I had a quick look at it , wasn't that impressed with it but sure looks like I'll have to give it another try
I agree. Here's the link:
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