Are you an oprotunistic developer?

Jono Bacon, Community Manager at Ubuntu, has assembled a nice article about what one needs to write the quick and scratch your own itch applications Linux and FLOSS are known for without a lot of hassle.  The concept hearkens back to the good old days of Unix when apps were focused on doing one task and doing it well.  His article is a great getting started guide to help you easily find the parts you will need.  Check it out.