If you’ve ever wanted to extend the functionality of one of your Atlassian tools, but you thought it would be too time-consuming or have too steep a learning curve, then you need to check out this 10-minute lightning talk by Matt Ryall from Atlassian Summit 2010.
Some little known but important facts about building Atlassian plugins:

  • No Java required – You can build plugins with HTML, CSS and JavaScript!
  • You can deploy plugins without creating JAR files.
  • If you want to use JAR files, the Atlassian Plugin SDK provides tools that make it very easy.

Want to learn more? Check out the recording of Matt’s 10-minute lightning talk:

The slides are available for viewing and downloading at the Atlassian Summit 2010 website.

Learn to Build Plugins at AtlasCamp 2010!

Want to become an expert in building Atlassian plugins? At AtlasCamp 2010 on October 10-13, 2010 in Half Moon Bay, CA, you’ll have the opportunity to spend three days working with Atlassian developers to learn the ins and outs of plugin development (with a few beach bonfires and a lot of beer thrown in for good measure).

Summit 2010 Highlights – Getting Started with Plugin Development