Revision as of 21:50, 28 November 2007
This page gives an overview of how to use another IDE than the built-in Robot Editor that comes with Robocode.
Using an IDE
Are you getting tired of Robocode's built-in editor? It may be time to start using a real IDE (Integrated Development Environment). This tutorial will show you how to use the Eclipse IDE, available for download here. Eclipse is one of the more popular IDEs used for Java development, and you can get it for free of charge! :-)
Note that I personally prefer to use Eclipse IDE for Java Developers or Eclipse SDK.
At the time of writing, the latest stable build is Eclipse SDK 22.214.171.124. Robocode itself is being developed using the Eclipse SDK (typically the newest version available). If a more recent stable version exists than the one mentioned here, you should of course download that version instead. Notice: Java is required for running Eclipse.
So, what are you waiting for? Go get it now!
Once you have Eclipse installed and running, I'll show you how to create a project for your robots.
- Creating a Project for your Robots
- Creating a Robot in Eclipse
- Adding your Robot Project to Robocode
- Running your robot from Eclipse
- Debugging your robot with Eclipse