November Update

The main thing that is going on right now in Trident is code refactoring. We are taking into serious consideration made by drtshock and t00thpick of their accusations against Trident as "copy-pasted" code. In light of this, we have switched over to GPL in order to make it compatible with Bukkit. The thing is, our work is original. We'd like to keep our license, the BSD license, so Trident can be free to use, modify, and improve. There are some pretty big things happening in our lives/within development at the moment, so approval and discussion of these changes is limited.

First of all, Mazen, our project lead, has just moved, and is busy unpacking/setting up everything at his house. 

Unfortunately, the developer for Trident's protocol emulation, UltimateBudgie, has been dead silent for several weeks now. 

Vilsol, the web developer, is taking a break, along with TigerReborn, and Mythbusterma. 

But, good news, we have 2 new members, Twister, and Sam Sun. Welcome to the team guys. Twister's been silent for a while.

Sam is working with me to produce the TridentSDK design document and look for bugs.

Until then, we will be working on world loading and finding the correct packets to send to the client so they can join.

Finally, we'd like to hear from the community. Our API is the likes of Bukkit, basically lots of objects and two separate projects for the API and implementation. How would you like it?

Update: The situation regarding legal instability with the TridentSDK source has even resolved. It has been determined as invalid and TridentSDK is now legally stable. The response to this can be found here

We have also found UltimateBudgie. While looking through the old chat messages, I found a message old communication platform saying that Skype (where we discussed an even newer chat) was not working for him. Hopefully, he will check again!

xTrollxDudex, Developer of Concurrency/Testing

The Beginning

Today marks one of the very special days for the TridentSDK project, the release of the forums. With great help from Vilsol, we've got a fully functional forums. Note that this website will be having more additions as we go along however it is a start for community interaction :) As some of you may be new to our project, let me introduce it to you. TridentSDK is the successor to the Bukkit/Spigot projects. Following the news of the "takeover" of the Bukkit project and the DMCA takedown of Bukkit, and therefore Spigot (we are quite aware of binary patches), we realized that someone needs to step up and create the best of server software for Minecraft after the decline of both projects. The result was TridentSDK, the development kit that is implemented by the server, Trident.

We are grateful to the community who has heard about our project for submitting pull requests, starting, watching, and forking our project. We primarily use IntelliJ IDEA from JetBrains to develop, although some of us have stayed with Eclipse.

Recently, we've had many developers come and go from the project, however we have now built a hard-working team looking to enhance the Minecraft community. Here are their names and their self-written introductions;

  1. Mazen
    Hi, my name is Mazen,, a software engineer and the lead developer as well as project lead of Trident. Since I was a child I loved technology and have always wanted to learn about the architecture behind it as well as all the little details. Within the past couple of years, I've been enjoying becoming fluent multiple programming languages from C, C++, Java, all the way to Go. I've been working professionally in the field of software engineering for almost 2 years and in doing so expanded my knowledge on the real world greatly.
     
  2. AgentTroll
    I'm a programmer from Seattle, Washington. My online name is Pierre C (not my real name), and the various usernames I've used are xTrollxDudex, AgentTroll, AgentTrolldude, etc... Basically, I'm this immature Asian that loves computers and rice (typical, right?), and yes, I do wear glasses! Most of my time is spent on Cross Country running or playing club soccer (some of you may have seen the PacNWSC jacket I've posted on Twitter, and EastsideFC sucks). I am primarily a back-end with 2.5 years of Java experience. I expert on concurrency, performance, testing, and correctness. So yeah, that's pretty much it.
     
  3. Vilsol
    Hey everyone! I'm 18 years old, and I am currently studying in University of Portsmouth. I live in UK, but I am originally from Latvia. I am the main developer for this website, so please report any troubles to me. I have been coding for almost 8 years now, and my most stable languages are Java, PHP, C++, Lua, Python, and others. Even though I have been programming in Java only for around a year, I managed to pick everything up really fast. Welcome to Trident!
     
  4. Mythbustma
    I'm Mythbusterma (myth-bus-ter-m-a) a.k.a Myth, I'm 19 and currently stuying computer science at Michigan Technological University. I've been writing code since I was 14, when I taught myself C++. Still a C++ elitest, I also learned Java about 3 years ago to develop for Androids, and I started developing for Bukkit about 3 months before its demise. I then came over to Trident, as it seemed like the most stable and long-term solution, without having to wait for server updates or Forge updates.
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