More than a hundred people clicked through to the CodeCraft tutorial over the last few days, which is a nice start. I don’t have any other statistics though, so I have very little visibility into how many of those are actually using CodeCraft, or don’t know/like Scala/Java, or think the idea or implementation suck, or don’t have the time/patience to perform all of the setup and go thought the tutorial. If you have any thoughts on CodeCraft, do share them, it really helps me figure what I need to be working on!
You should do a screencast showing a walkthrough of the setup and gameplay and upload it to YouTube. I’m not a Scala/Java guy so I’m waiting for this to get more mature with support for other languages, but keeping my eye on the project. It’s a cool idea.
Minimizing the barriers to entry is probably the most important first step.