I am exploring the possibility of creating a backend datasource plugin to interface to an API I am building. I have a client implementation written in go and this appears to be a neat way to proceed. I have been through the documentation (https://grafana.com/docs/grafana/latest/plugins/developing/backend-plugins-guide/) and understand the intention to put more effort into documentation by example, however, the current state of the recommended example appears to be broken (https://github.com/grafana/simple-json-backend-datasource/issues/3). Both the frontend and backend builds do not work out of the box. It is a little concerning that issues have been raised on this example more than 6 months ago and the author nor any other contributor have responded.
I’ve only managed to get the backend building and I’d be more than happy to submit some changes but I sure could do with some pointers on building the frontend component of the simple-json-backend-datasource repo.
Thanks in advance.