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The Metasploit team provides some documentation on how to develop exploits, but other than looking through the sourcecode (which is annoying considering how much time I spend going from this file to that file) is there any other semi-comprehensive reference that would make it much easier to learn about the framework? Such as discussing common functions, but in more detail than the documentation found on Metasploit's website.

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Learning to read source code is important. The ability to learn about a code base by efficiently reading source is indispensable in the programming and security fields. – jrwren Apr 24 '12 at 16:00

The last chapters of the excellent book "Metasploit: The Penetration Tester's Guide" are dedicated to Metasploit development.

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