In preparation for the next “London Java meetup”:, I’ve been playing around with “Robocode”: with a view to embarrassing myself in front of fellow coders. For those who don’t know, it was originally developed as a teaching tool by IBM – its a complete development environment for coding little Robots that try and blow other robots up, and its very fun in a “why is my robot doing that? Where is he going? Why won’t he fire, for the love of god, FIRE!” kind of a way. Hopefully Robocode will get a wider audience with the great news that IBM have “decided to opensource it”:
Or they won’t yet – “apparently”: that was a fake post, but IBM developer Mat Nelson is “working on it(nterested in opensource Robocode?)”: