Code Builder

At the May 2 press event in New York City earlier this month, Microsoft announced Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition. The Code Builder is a brand new extension for Minecraft: Education and allows educators, teachers as well as students to explore, create and play in an immersive Minecraft world, by writing code.

Now, Microsoft is announcing the general availability of Code Builder, starting today. This includes updates to both in-game features and Classroom Mode.

Here’s the full changelog for the update (v 1.0.1)

New Features:

  • Code Builder & Agent
  • Command blocks & minecart with command block
  • Adventure Mode
  • New game rules: DoFireTick, DoMobSpawning, DoTileDrops, MobGriefing, DoEntityDrops, KeepInventory, DoMobLoot, DoDaylightCycle
  • New user interface for Classroom Mode
  • Added the ability to toggle chat & weather in Classroom Mode
  • Added ‘/position’ command to toggle player coordinates on the HUD
  • Add-Ons (Resource Packs)
  • Added new EDU template worlds.
  • Added the Storage screen in Settings to manage worlds, resource packs, and behavior packs
  • Villager trading
  • Llamas
  • Shulker Boxes
  • Illagers (Evokers & Vindicators)
  • Vex
  • Woodland Mansions
  • Concrete & concrete powder
  • Glazed terracotta blocks
  • Dyeable & jumpable beds
  • Iron and Gold tools can now be smelted into Iron Nuggets and Gold Nuggets
  • Totem of Undying
  • Off-hand slot (only works for arrows & the Totem of Undying)
  • Mending & Frostwalking enchantments
  • Added a setting to toggle Smooth Lighting

Bug Fixes:

  • Simplified the world builder command! Typing /worldbuilder or /wb will toggle the world builder ability on and off
  • Fixed the host not having worldbuilder enabled after creating a new world
  • Fixed worlds being limited to 5 players instead of 30 when using Local server option
  • The correct error message will now appear when attempting to join Vanilla games
  • Sounds now properly stop when Global Pause is enabled
  • Fixed performance issues caused by Global Pause
  • Fixed the name of the NPC spawn egg
  • The eating animation will no longer occur when using a Camera
  • Corrected fixed inventory slots not highlighting if hotbar slots 1, 2 or 3 were equipped with an Ender Pearl and the object is thrown
  • Fixed the picture numbers in the Portfolio to support more than 100 pictures
  • The map in Classroom Mode now updates properly after TNT explodes
  • Fixed sound effect when taking pictures using the camera
  • Fixed a crash that may occur when typing into text fields on macOS Sierra
  • Fixed inventory search not returning results on macOS
  • Fixed severe delays in Classroom Mode when executing commands after an extended time period with a full world
  • Fixed character limits on slates, boards, & posters
  • Fixed a crash when a NPC was killed while editing its text
  • Worldbuilder ability is no longer enabled by default
  • Fixed the unlock icon so it no longer appears when choosing a skin
  • Placeholder checkboard squares are no longer displayed in Portfolio.
  • Fixed inventory slots can now be set when using the /setfixedinvslot command through Classroom Mode

For assistance with Code Builder, you can check out the full set of training materials available on the community site.