Alice Community  

Go Back   Alice Community > Alice 3 > How Do I?

Thread Tools Display Modes
First posted addendum to the "Alice 3 Quick Reference Guide"
Posts: n/a
Default First posted addendum to the "Alice 3 Quick Reference Guide" - 06-21-2009, 01:12 PM

Attached is a zipped version of the first addendum to my “Alice 3 Quick Reference Guide.” Surprisingly, at least to me, it is an early draft of “Addendum 2 – NetBeans Related.” This one I will update. Frankly NetBeans has always been (and still is) fairly intimidating to me. (If you don’t think it is, you don’t understand it. Please note the 100+ available plugins.)

There are four things that prompted me to put this first:

1. LanceA explained out how to actually get NetBeans up and running and how to load Alice 3 projects. (He may still explain to me how to independently run .jar files efficiently.) Thank you, Lance! I should also note tha “arevira” is also doing some great postings in the forum, though I haven’t really absorbed that information yet.

2. Once you have NetBeans, it is really easy to add the BlueJ plugin (one click of a checkbox). That’s an IDE (admittedly only a teaching one) that even I can (sort of) get my mind around.

3. With the Alice plugin, you can really see the underlying structure of the Alice 3 code – and get a start at understanding the underlying principles as well. Not to mention being able to do some program editing to get things that aren’t supported yet in Alice 3 Beta0055 (a large color palette for one) – and thus hopefully let the Alice 3 team (great job “guys”) concentrate on the problems unique to their environment.

4. Figuring out Alice 3 Beta with the “hunt and peck” method is fairly difficult – not to mention that the Beta version is nearly certain to change before the final release. Because of item 3, however, I could actually conceive of Alice 3 Beta being useful as a teaching tool for the Fall ’09 semester for some classes.

Use this information at your own risk – and be prepared to crash often. You’re working at a high level with Beta software – which Murphy makes sure is never easy.

Oh, and have fun.

Note: When I checked the URL listed for the NetBeans plugin this afternoon I got a "service not available" message. I got the same reply when I clicked on the "Plugins" button on the main NetBeans page, . It's possible the plugins section is being relocated so try the home page if the embedded URL doesn't work.
Attached Files
File Type: zip Quick Ref Addendum (717.9 KB, 37 views)

Last edited by DrJim; 06-21-2009 at 01:47 PM. Reason: Added URL note.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright ©2019, Carnegie Mellon University
Alice 2.x 1999-2012, Alice 3.x 2008-2012, Carnegie Mellon University. All rights reserved.