Java with Greenfoot Lesson4: Tic-Tac-Toe Game Part III

In this lesson, we will make the Board class check the game progress and stop the game once someone has won. I will then introduce the concept of Java Arrays. We will add code to constantly check whether three game balls of the same color has lined up and to mark those winning game balls.

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Use alternatives utility to update JDK

At the prompt, type sudo update-alternatives –config java The current available java installs would be displayed Selection    Command ———————————————– *  1           /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.6.0-openjdk/bin/java 2           /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.4.2-gcj/bin/java To get out of the prompt without make changes, hit Ctrl+C To add a new jdk, I downloaded the jdk-6u-linux-i586.bin from the Oracle Java site. Unzip it chmod 755 jdk-6u27-linux-i586.bin ./jdk-6u27-linux-i586.bin … Read moreUse alternatives utility to update JDK

Create Custom Widgets using InkScape and NetBeans Visual Library

This blog entry shows one how to create a special widget using InkScape and NetBeans Visual Library. This is part of my effort to create a Java-based implementation of MIT’s Scratch, which is implemented in Squeak Smalltalk.

Step 1 Create JScratch Block Graphics:

First I created the image using Inkscape (steps to follow), import the image to IDE, then create two LayerWidgets, one transparent, and another opaque. Add the image to the background LayerWidget, adn the Swing component to the front LayerWidget. Finally, use the BorderFactory.createEmptyBorder function to limit the size of the swing component at the front layer.

To create the Scratch blocks, I used InkScape, the Open Source SVG editor. Here are the steps I took to create the graphic:

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