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Mods are special Java programs that run on a Minecraft server. They can’t be run anywhere else. Writing a mod requires the use of the Spigot API, a set of Java programs that do all of the background work necessary for the program to function inside a Minecraft game. This chapter from Absolute Beginner's Guide to Minecraft Mods Programming, 2nd Edition demonstrates how a mod is created.

Paul McFedries

This chapter from Excel 2016 Formulas and Functions takes you through some formula basics, including constructing simple arithmetic and text formulas, understanding the all-important topic of operator precedence, copying and moving worksheet formulas, and making formulas easier to build and read by taking advantage of range names.

James Floyd Kelly

In this chapter from Digital Engineering with Minecraft, learn how to create your custom maze, use online-convert.com to create your .svg file, use Tinkercad to turn your 2D maze into a 3D maze, and import your maze into Minecraft.

It might not look like it on the surface, but each Minecraft world is rich with resources. Making the most of them is the next step in getting the most out of the game. This chapter from The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft, 3rd Edition shows you how to build an outdoor shelter, find food to stave off hunger, improve your collection of tools, and build a chest to safely store items.

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John  Traenkenschuh

New Mac OS X Means New Tricks...

John  Traenkenschuh

Wow, who abducted our Windows 10 assumptions and left this smooth running and easy-to-use Operating System in their place?

John  Traenkenschuh

It's time to consider the foibles of Laptop Life...

John  Traenkenschuh

And now, let us remember the great advances of a world gone tablet...

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