Recently, in one of the mailing lists, someone asked about video tutorials to learn a programming language. That email made me wonder how people are actually learning new programming languages.
I always felt that the best way to learn something is by doing something. Learning a programming language isn’t an exception to this rule. In fact, I strongly believe you can’t learn coding without actually coding something.
In this internet age, there are number of ways to learn a new programming language. Either you can read the blog posts from the language experts, download and mug-up(!) the documentations, do a side project to experiment with the code, attend seminars, workshops or do all these things.
So, my question is:
which method do you consider the *best* one to learn a programming language?
Also, If you wish, you could share the source of tutorials/language which might help others to get started.