Today I suggest a list of useful msdn links for people who want to start developing SharePoint 2010.
SharePoint 2010 Development Basics Technical Articles :
SharePoint 2010 Visual How Tos :
SharePoint Development in Visual Studio :
SharePoint 2010 101 Code Samples :
Not forgetting of course the msdn development forum where you can find a lot of answers!
As a bonus, a very usefull post describing how to create a full environment : http://andreasglaser.net/post/2010/09/30/Install-SharePoint-e28093-Or-a-wrap-up-of-my-SharePoint-2010-installation-guide.aspx
Happy coding !