Oct 22, 2015
This Minecraft Command Block Guide will teach you everything you need to know in order to start using Command Blocks in Minecraft! Minecraft Command Blocks are a great way to introduce people to the art of coding. Command blocks are easy to learn and use, and Java programming is right around the corner with Minecraft mods and Bukkit plugins. It’s also just a very fun place for experienced coders to tinker in.
What are Minecraft Command Blocks?
Command Blocks are a redstone component that can be powered just like many other redstone items. What makes the Minecraft Command Block unique, is that when powered they execute Minecraft Console Commands! Console commands can be ran from the chat window by proceeding them with a forward slash, ‘ / ‘. Commands are used to modify the game world in ways that aren’t possible by hand, and, when used correctly in command blocks, give Minecraft it’s own sort of psuedo-programming language. Code consists of two things: logic and execution, and most programming languages require both to be written in text. Minecraft coding takes a different route; the logic and structure of the program is determined by where the blocks are placed and how they are wired up, meaning that you can fly over your world and see the different parts of your program laid out block-by-block.