This book, subtitled "Build Taller, Farm Faster, Mine Deeper, and Automate the Boring Stuff", is an introduction to coding that teaches you how to program bots to in Minecraft. Author Al Sweigart takes the robotic "turtle" method, and extends it to the 3D, interactive world of Minecraft and shows how to create a virtual robot army with Lua. Step-by-step coding projects show how to write programs that automatically dig mines, collect materials, craft items, and build things.



Author: Al Sweigart
Publisher: No Starch
Date: May 2018
Pages: 256
ISBN: 978-1593278533
Print: 1593278535
Kindle: B072SSBM86
Audience: Minecraft enthusiasts
Level: Introductory
Category: Graphics & Games

  • Program robots that make smart decisions with flow control
  • Reuse code so that your robots can farm any crop you want, including wheat, sugar cane, and even cacti!
  • Program a factory that generates infinite building supplies
  • Design an algorithm for creating walls and buildings of any size
  • Code yourself a pickaxe-swinging robotic lumberjack!
  • Create a robot that digs mine shafts with stairs so you can explore safely



Google Hacking for Penetration Testers 3rd Ed

Author: Johnny Long, Bill Gardner & Justin Brown 
Publisher: Syngress
Pages: 234
ISBN: 978-0128029640
Print: 0128029641
Kindle: B019K7CN2G
Audience: hackers, defenders, curious people
Rating: 4.7
Reviewer: Ian Stirk With regular breaching of websites/data in the news (e.g. eBay, Three, VTech), this book should be of interest to many.

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Software Development Metrics

Author: David Nicolette
Publisher: Manning
Pages: 192
ISBN: 978-1617291357
Audience: Development team leaders
Rating: 4
Reviewer: Kay Ewbank Using metrics to manage and measure development work is the aim of this book.

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