It would be nice, if possible and not too much trouble, if the lines of code that were changed or added had a different color. The highlighting is a little difficult to spot.
I'm an experienced Java developer and somewhat experienced Android developer but have never written any games. My kids are getting to an age where they want to learn programming and of course they want to write games! So this is a great series for me. Thanks!
Thanks for tuning in. I apologize about the code formatting. I was told by the person who handles the CMS color-coding the new lines isn't really possible at this time. I hope you will still see the series through. I have a fourteen-year-old son and he and I had a great time last year developing a game together and releasing it to the Android market. It was fun to see him and his friends excited about the entire process. Not just the coding but as we progressed he took an interest in the number of downloads, user reviews, and even in-app advertising!
Ah. Too bad about the color coding. But the code (so far) is small so it's not too difficult to keep up with the changes. I'm checking back daily to see if there is a new blog update on the series My kid is 9 years old and not yet ready for coding in Java. Am going to start teaching him OO and maybe Java this summer. But he has started programming in App Inventor and I think I should be able to translate this into an App Inventor app.
I don't find the Code formatting that difficult to deal with. I keep MS Wordpad open, and paste it into there, and then do another Select All and copy it from there, THEN into Eclipse, and it has newlines in it. I spruce it up a little with some whitespace, but it's good to go.
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