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  • Set up a Bukkit-powered Minecraft server including port forwarding
  • Download and set an IDE to prepare for programming using the Bukkit API
  • Get to grips with the process of installing and testing server mods on your Bukkit server
  • Learn the basics of the Java programming language to begin writing your plugins
  • Handle Bukkit events that occur on a Minecraft server
  • Create customizable plugins to please multiple users
  • Set up permissions on your server and include permission checks in your projects

If you have ever played Minecraft on a public server then the chances are that the server was powered by Bukkit. Bukkit plugins allow a server to be modified in more ways than you can imagine. Learning to program your own server mods will allow you to customize the game to your own liking.

Building Minecraft Server Modifications is a complete guide that walks you through the creation of Minecraft server mods. From setting up a server, to testing your newly made plugins, this book teaches you everything you need to know. With the help of this book you can start practising for a career in software development or simply create something awesome to play with your friends.

This book walks you through installing your own Minecraft server for you and your friends. Once your server is running, it will aid you in modifying the game by programming Bukkit plugins. You will learn how to program simple plugin features such as player commands and permissions. You will also learn more complex features including listening for events, creating a configurable plugin, and utilizing the Bukkit scheduler. All of this will be accomplished while writing your own server mods.

You will become familiar with the most important aspects of the Bukkit API. Additional API features will become a breeze to learn after tackling these more complicated tasks.

  • Create your own Minecraft server mods
  • Set up a Bukkit server that all your Minecraft friends can play on
  • Step by step instructions guide you through the creation of several unique mods
Page Count 142
Course Length 4 hours 15 minutes
ISBN 9781849696005
Date Of Publication 24 Sep 2013


Cody M. Sommer

Cody M. Sommer graduated from SUNY Brockport with a bachelor's degree in computer science. During his time in college, he practiced his Java techniques by writing code for Bukkit plugins. The Bukkit project provided Cody with a fun way to develop software and continue to learn new things. After a few years, Cody authored the first edition of Building Minecraft Server Modifications in order to share his knowledge with the world. To this day, he creates new and exciting plugins for Minecraft servers. Cody has developed public plugins that are available for download, such as PhatLoots. He is also a private developer for servers such as ProspectMC. He even makes custom plugins for Minecraft events, which are hosted by him at his local library.