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Watch notch (Minecraft creator) write a game in a live stream NOW (livestream.com)
31 points by rev087 on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | past | web | favorite | 12 comments

This is for Notch's Ludum Dare entry. Apparently he spent like $300 so that everyone could get a HD stream to read what he's writing. But then 11,000 people (by far the most popular on livestream.com right now) watched a screen that said "brb, getting a cheeseburger" for about an hour before he started. I bet someone at livestream.com analytics was really confused :)

It's like all 3d programming I've ever done...

"Hmmm something isn't right... uggghhh... now that stopped working... ughhh"

I love it; using eclipses live debugging feature makes this incredibly entertaining. Also, excellent taste in music.

Can someone shed some light on his development environment? I realize that he's writing Java in Eclipse, but it seems that the changes he's making are showing up in the rendering in real-time. How is this possible?

Eclipse will automatically update the running classes with the latest code that compiled. If you aren't changing method or class signatures then it will work like that :)

Seems to be standard eclipse. It is hot code replace - see http://wiki.eclipse.org/FAQ_What_is_hot_code_replace%3F

Posted somewhat earlier, with a bit of discussion: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2906473

TDD zealots should not watch this - it can hurt deep inside. err... now that I think about it: Waterfall zealots may feel similar discomfort

You have 48 hours to make a game following a category that's decided at time 0.

No-one cares how you develop it, it's a "just get it done" thing.

Wow, "channel permanently deleted"? That's some overload...

He just stopped because it got too expensive 14k people.

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