I was trading emails with a colleague (Cris Deeter) on resources for getting started in SharePoint development. He had a great list that is worth sharing. Here's his list:

1. Get started developing with SharePoint:

a. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb530302.aspx

b. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb530301.aspx

2. Check out Mike's webcast series for SharePoint Developers

a. SharePoint for Developers: http://www.benkotips.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1158

3. I’m sure that creating solutions for deployment have gotten more automated than the last time I had to mess with the manifest and .wsp., but here is the MSDN info on Solutions and Web Part Packages.

a. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms413687.aspx

4. SharePoint Development Guidance from Patterns and Practices

a. http://www.codeplex.com/spg

5. SharePoint Customization Best Practices:

a. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=92311&clcid=0x409

b. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb861954.aspx

6. Technical Articles on dev.

a. Accessing Data from Workflow Association and Initiation Forms in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

b. Best Practices: Common Coding Issues When Using the SharePoint Object Model

c. Best Practices: Using Disposable Windows SharePoint Services Objects

d. Checklist for Creating SharePoint Web Parts

e. Creating Custom Timer Jobs in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

f. Creating a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Web Part Using Visual Studio 2005 Extensions

g. Creating a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Custom Field by Using the EntityPicker

h. Development Tools and Techniques for Working with Code in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (Part 1 of 2)

i. Development Tools and Techniques for Working with Code in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (Part 2 of 2)

j. Selective Content Migration in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

k. Understanding and Creating Customized and Uncustomized Files in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

l. Understanding the Administrative Object Model of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

m. Usage Event Logging in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

n. Working with ASP.NET 2.0 Web Parts and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0