JUDO - Java IDE for Children and Beginning Programmers
JUDO is a Java IDE for Beginning Computer Programmers. An IDE is an
Integrated Development Environment, or a program that makes it easy for you to
write computer programs. JUDO is also an educational tool used to teach
programming concepts and to spark excitement and interest in programming. JUDO
is easy to use. JUDO is Fun!
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Why should I learn to write programs? Computer programming can be fun, rewarding, and lets you do impressive things with your
computer that you have never done before.
By writing programs in JUDO, you can:
There are hundreds of interesting things you could do, and its only limited by your imagination.
- paint colorful shapes on the screen and move them around with the mouse and keyboard
- have your computer prompt someone to type in information and respond to their answers
- have the computer do math calculations for you
- Write games and animations
JUDO en español
JUDO has been translated into Spanish thanks to the help of Gabriel Reyes. Download the Spanish version on the downloads page.
JUDO 1.3 preview is available!
A preview of JUDO 1.3 is now available. It has many new features, including letting you write programs that read mouse movements, mouse clicks, and keyboard presses. Read more here.
New JUDO Tutorials
Steve of "steves tutes" has posted a great course called "Java For Kids". It goes over all the things you need to know to start programming with JUDO in a fun and interesting way. Check it out.
JUDO featured in Next Media's handbook "Programming in Java"
"Programming in Java" is a 112 page handbook teaching the basics of Java Programming. The handbook is geared towards advanced computer users and non-Java programmers. Included with the handbook is a CD with a copy of JUDO on it. Note to any owners of the handbook: the version of Java on the CD (JDK 1.4) is not compatible with JUDO. See below.
JUDO for MacOS X released
Thanks to the testing help of Ric Otte, a working JUDO for MacOS X is now available.
JUDO Articles on OpenSourceSchools.org
I am writing a series of articles for OpenSourceSchools.org about JUDO and my experiences teaching a young class about programming. Find links to the articles here.
Submit and Download JUDO programs!
Follow this link to show off your programs and to see
what other programmers have created with JUDO.
You can copy programs from these pages and paste them into JUDO to run them.
JUDO's editor window with program code
JUDO's online help
system. The sub-menu on the
right shows all the JUDO tutorial topics.
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A JUDO program with text
A text-only JUDO program.
Go to the JUDO downloads page.
JUDO Help and Tutorial Pages
You can view all the JUDO Help and Tutorial Pages
here. These are the same ones as you would find under JUDO's help menu.
JUDO is released under the GNU
General Public License. Here is JUDO's license.
If you have any problems with JUDO or would like to discuss anything about it,
let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org.