This is a different kind of lesson. This is a free-for-all lesson where everyone pitches in.
The topic: What You Should Know About Developing and Creating a Plugin.
With the recent announcement of Webblogtoolscollection's WordPress Plugin Contest, there are a lot of people out there chomping at the bit to try to write either their first plugin or their 400th. Either way, there are some things you probably should know when it comes to writing a plugin.
I thought it'd be fun to let the experts share their wisdom because they've been down this road before.
To start, here are a few helpful articles on the Codex for those considering writing plugins, for the contest or otherwise:
Now, what bits of advice do you have for the Plugin writer entering the contest?