Plugin noob looking to start
Okay. So I had my first computer in 1979. Been coding in various forms since, from ASM, Fortran, Cobol, Basic, Clipper, VBA, and PHP. The closest thing for this project I have done (and still do) is VBA coding in Access. I have a large web based PHP project I developed and maintain at work.
I have starting playing with VB in Visual Studio Express 2010. I see quite a bit of similarity, and have made a couple of quick form based apps.
I wish to tackle making a plugin and skin to immerse myself even further and learn the requirements for OM.
I believe the quickest way for me to begin, at this point, is to have someone supply a very basic skeleton source for each the plugin and skin. Something quite simple but functioning. A simple skin with a textbox and button with perhaps a simple setup screen for the Plugin Settings spot that allows me to set a color or something. The button puts "Hello World" in the text box. Overly complex at this point would just delay my comprehension while tracing through it.
If somebody could please post such sources it would be very helpful. I also have a (yet unused) Google wave account if it helps.
PS: If it is unnecessary to have two seperate things (IE; the skin will do everything I need), then that's okay. But my ultimate end will be that the plugin will also have data (sensors?) to share.