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!
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 1.3.1 is available!
December 22, 2013
JUDO 1.3.1 is now available. It has many new features, including letting you write programs that read mouse movements, mouse clicks, and keyboard presses. It is also now translated into five languages. Here is what the latest function reference looks like.
* Multiple language support: English, Spanish, French, Slovenian, Indonesian
* Moved to GitHub - https://github.com/thomasdunn/judo
* Added new sample program (a game: "Look Out!")
* Removed file operations for storing to floppy disk.
Download: Windows | MacOS X | Linux
Thank you to contributors: Gabriel Reyes, Eko Wibowo, and Sasa Divjak.
JUDO source code on GitHub
December 15, 2013
JUDO source code has moved to GitHub! The readme has suggested areas for improvement if you're interested in contributing.
January 23, 2013
New JUDO Tutorials
JUDO comes bundled with tutorials, however 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. Lessons 1 through 8 are JUDO specific. Check it out.
Submit and Download JUDO programs!
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 Help and Tutorial Pages
You can view all the JUDO Help and Tutorial Pages
here. Also, see the JUDO Function Reference. 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.