Joomla 1.6 is approaching release and it's time for developers to start thinking about upgrading their components to be ready. In fact, now is a great time to start. This is a video I've done to walk you through how he upgraded a simple editor plugin with this instructional video for developers. While it only covers a simple plugin, there are similar changes required for component, module and template language and XML manifest files.
For more information and the text transcript see http://www.theartofjoomla.com/home/9-developer/112-upgrading-a-plugin-to-joomla-16.html
Joomla core developer Andrew Eddie explores what's new in Joomla 1.6 for extension developers. Joomla 1.6 has many changes that the developer can take advantage of to reduce their code and also automatically take advantage of new features such as the access control system, nested categories and much more. (1 hour 58 min)