Speaking of the WordPress Plugin Competition and writing new plugins, here is a WordPress Plugin Generator. Intriguing name, isn’t it? No, it does not write all WordPress plugins for you on demand and no it does not have AI. This tool will help you create a template for your own WordPress plugin. and it literally does just that. If you are new to WordPress or to writing plugins and you want a quick and dirty template with some of the fixin’s, the WordPress Plugin Generator is your ticket to your plugin’s inception. The tweakable features include the name of the plugin, some rudimentary and commonly used locations for result insertion on your blog, the framework for a config page, wpdb integration and comment and GPL in the header. It is definitely a good starting point.
A word of friendly warning, the page’s style is completely broken on my Firefox. Thanks to a tip from Andy of Blaze New Media