- Pick a project. Don’t learn for learning’s sake. Learn to accomplish something. It will give you a structure to hang your learning on.
- Pick a language. They suggest Python, Basic, and Flash. Those aren’t bad places to start.
- Book or class? Think about your learning style. Classes force the pace. Books are often better than reference material. They make a cohesive whole out of all the parts.
- Borrow code. Think about starting by modifying something someone else has already done.
Of course, the podcast is a little Mac-centric. They don’t mention Visual Basic or C#, but most of the content is applicable to any language. If you have an MP3 player and are wondering where to start, try this podcast.