Since early 2002, Shee Labs has been a group of individuals working to produce free game and media downloads. With ever-fluctuate staffing, Shee Labs continues working behind the scenes on various exciting projects for a bewildering array of areas. Shee Labs ceased to exist in September 2009.
The first in a series of programming tutorials aimed at aspiring games programmers, who have never seen code before. This tutorial introduces the programmer, the most basic programming concepts, and handles the simplest application (Hello World) in C#, C++ and J2SE (Java) as an introduction to code and development environments.
Posted by ambershee on Oct 7th, 2009 Page 3 of 8
Basic Client Side Coding.
Our IDEs of choice are Microsoft Visual Studio for C++ and C# (aka MSVC++ / MSVC#), and Eclipse for Java (J2SE aka Java Standard Edition). Although Visual Studio itself is generally quite expensive, we are lucky that Microsoft provides us with cut-down free versions of it's tools, that have all the features that we may need - we'll be wanting Visual C++ Express and Visual C# Express.
So let's get started, and let's download and install our tools.
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Express can be downloaded from this address;
Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Express can be downloaded from this address;
Lastly, Eclipse Galileo can be downloaded from this address;
It's important to note that these are the current versions as of writing these tutorials. Newer versions may come out in future that will replace these, but the fundamental concepts of each should be the same.
Now that we've downloaded and installed our tools, let's open them up and see what makes them tick....