Sponge “What be That?” List

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This be to explain many o’ them weird words, parables and cuss-words what ye find in these parts. Some be anchored to another shore with more tales fer yer edification. We’ll not be teaching of Java nor the SpongeAPI here, go fishin’.

Note

All these tales be talking aboot Minecraft, or Sponge, or both, ye scurvy dog.

What Things be Meaning

API
Application Programming Interface - ye thingy what makes a-modding simpler.
Contributor
Some fool mad or daring enough to tack planks onto the good ship o’ Sponge.
Coremod
This be a bit o’ the boat what be loaded afore any o’ that Mojang cargo comes aboard. Ye CoreMod be what patches the sails o’ the Minecraft code. Here be more, if ye be daft: http://www.minecraftforge.net/wiki/Core_Mod
The Roarin’ CrowdIn
She be a web-based translation co-op, arrr. SpongeDocs be enslaving them to bring us translations of the Maps in as many tongues as we have crew. Here they be working the galley-slaves: https://crowdin.com/project/sponge-docs
Developer
Strange wizards that never know daylight (nor sleep).
FLARD
I remember FLARD alright matey, evil and green it rose from the sea and devoured our vessel, as the men went mad from the music. Stay right away from that stuff, it killed me dead, it done.
Forge
Forge be no imitation, lubber, ha-ha! It be the magical modding API from old, and it be installing itself if ye fancy. Mods be no trouble with Forge, on yer own, sailing on LAN, or out on the sea o’ servers. http://www.minecraftforge.net/wiki/
GitHub
Do ye recall what became of Cap’n Scurrilous? The thing what fell on his head, that be right out of a nightmare. Drink to purge meself of teh memory of such wickedness, I do. What was we talkin’ about? Git me another rum. https://github.com/
Implementation
This be what ‘appens when yer arm rots off, and we shoves an ‘ook onto ye instead.
IRC
Aye arrrr Sea. This fancy mantra be a way of sending messages across them big wobbly blue things, but ye must shout really damned hard.
Issue
This be them fancy snot-rags what the aristocrats use. We sticks ‘em on problem things so as other respectable nautical wayfarers such as our good selves can point and laugh.
Java
The programming language that Minecraft and Sponge are written in, and require to run. https://java.com/en/
MCP
The Mod Coder Pack helps developers create mods for both the Minecraft server and client. http://www.modcoderpack.com/website
Mixins
Specialised program components that inject Sponge into Minecraft. https://github.com/SpongePowered/Mixin/wiki
Mod
A Minecraft modification that changes gameplay somehow. Mods written using the Forge API need Forge to work, but some mods can be installed on their own.
Non-Pirate-Characters
Non-Player Character. Any character not controlled by a player, eg. a Villager.
Ore
The Official Sponge plugin hosting site, not ready yet. Use the Sponge Forums instead.
Patreon
This be a cobweb-tangled jungle in which we seeks fresh supplies for further plunderin’. The heathen cannibals livin’ in this fearful place be the proper sort of rogues we likes. They gives us money. Pirate Retirement Fund Page
Do-dad
A Minecraft mod that extends and changes Minecraft via the SpongeAPI, usable only on Sponge servers.
Project Leaders
The folks in charge of the entire Sponge Project, responsible for co-ordinating the activities of the various Teams and sub-projects.
Pull Request (PR)
A method of submitting contributions to an open development project, such as the Sponge repositories on GitHub.
Sponge
The name of the entire project.
SpongeAPI
The Minecraft Plugin API developed by the Sponge project.
SpongeCommon
A repository of code common to the official SpongeAPI implementations, used in building them. SpongeVanilla and SpongeForge use this repository.
SpongeForge
The implementation of SpongeAPI as a Forge Coremod.
SpongeDocs
Dedicated and frequently updated documentation, the best source of information on Sponge.
Ye good old Sponge Forums
Home to the Sponge Project and the second best source of information on Sponge. Update announcements are posted regularly. https://forums.spongepowered.org/
Sponge Foundation
The financial side of the project, a separate entity that accepts, manages and distributes donations. http://spongefoundation.org/
SpongeVanilla
An implementation of Sponge API that runs on Vanilla Minecraft (and not Forge).
Spongie
The Sponge Mascot, a valiant little Sponge with a red cape.
Spongy
The sponge GitHub Bot that makes PR previews for the Docs.
Team Leaders
The people who directs the Teams (WebDev, Docs, SysOps, subreddit, IRC).