Just found out that Notch stepped down and has let Jeb take the reins in earnest in programming and designing Minecraft’s future. While this was unexpected, I’m not exactly surprised. Back during 1.7, Jeb helped with making pistons and really started to get attention of the fans on twitter. 1.8 came around and Notch was busy working on another idea still only known as “Project Raptor Ninja” and during that time Jeb was promoted to temporary Lead Programmer. If Notch trusted him then, of course he can trust him now.
Kudos to Jeb and the rest at Mojang. He had a lot of good ideas already, and based on a few tweets in the past, I was slightly more in favor of Jeb’s than Notch’s when it came to things like Jumping. Notch wanted it to be you only jump once per pressing of the Spacebar, while Jeb wanted it to stay the same. At least I think that was Jeb’s take… it’s been a few weeks since and it’s a wee bit hazy. Either way, he was in charge of structures and all that, and I think those are awesome so again I say congratulations to Jeb and enjoy your mini-vacation Notch!