I do not know how to write this any simpler. I have several books on Linux device-drivers, but I need a little help to get started.
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Since you are asking here at askubuntu, I'll just assume that you intend to develop for the Linux kernel. You are not mentioning anything in specific, so here are some tips:
This means that a device driver acts as translator between a hardware device and the applications or operating systems that use it.
Resources, Links and Help:
A step by step how-to, with a goal of making a simple USB lamp device, and its driver for Linux: