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Beginning Java 8 Games Development by Wallace Jackson

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CHAPTER 1

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Setting Up a Java 8 Game Development Environment

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]), ...

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