David Wallace Croft is a Java software architect with a professional background in Java game development. He formerly served as the president of the Silicon Valley Java Users Group and is the founder of the Game Developers Java Users Group. Croft earned his bachelor's degree from the United States Air Force Academy in 1990 and his master's degree from the California Institute of Technology in 1995. After a brief career in neural network chip design, he joined an online Internet multiplayer game startup in 1996 and has been programming in Java exclusively ever since. While writing this book, Croft taught Java 2D game programming within the Institute of Interactive Arts & Engineering program at the University of Texas at Dallas. In 2004, he transitioned from faculty to student and is now pursuing a doctorate in cognition and neuroscience in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the same university. His contact information is available at www.croftsoft.com.
To date, there has been little commercial game development under Java. I won't say none. But if you know anyone in a company writing games, the chances are high that it is in C++. Read morePublished on April 22 2004 by W Boudville
This is very much a code-listing book. Lots and lots of code. There are some fairly heavy text sections, too, so don't think it's all code. Read morePublished on April 19 2004 by gerryg