Bukkit has recently hit its milestole 1,000th build on the 17th. The commit that brought it up to this lovely number was my new Permission system! This marks a pretty big week for Bukkit.
I've decided to look into making a small video tutorial series on how to make simple Bukkit plugins that actually do stuff, and see if I can clear up some mysteries surrounding some methods whilst I'm at it. I might not actually pull this off and will give up next week, but I'll certainly give it my best shot.
To aid in making plugins, I've created a small tool which I'm dubbing The Pluginator. Simply enter a few details about your soon-to-be plugin, and it'll create the basic structure for your plugin (it compiles and everything!). No more worrying about the messy stuff, and you can now jump straight into the code within seconds.
I'll be expanding on my toolset soon by adding something to edit Permissions and Commands, but I'll come back to them later. Planning first!