This page gives an overview of how to use an IDE other 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 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 3.4.1. Robocode itself is being developed using the Eclipse IDE for Java Developers (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. NOTE: 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.
Using Eclipse IDE
- Creating a project for your robots
- Add robot project from an IDE into Robocode
- Creating a robot in Eclipse
- Running your robot from Eclipse
- Debugging your robot with Eclipse
Using NetBeans IDE
- System Requirements for Robocode
- How to download and install Robocode
- The anatomy of a robot
- Getting started with Robocode
- My First Robot Tutorial
- Robocode Game Physics
- Scoring in Robocode
- Using the robot console
- Downloading other robots
- Learning from other robots
- Package your robot
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Articles about Robocode
- Starting Robocode from the command line
- Graphical debugging