Since I am programmer I thought it would be better to hear from other programmers about how they learn about SP 2013
SharePoint 2013 is huge and so are the system requirements. Its so difficult if one has to learn SP2013 on his own in such case.
I want to learn SP2013 programming, I am new to it. I have no idea how to start with this. I have thought of few ideas like follows:
1. Virtual machine, however they need even higher configuration than the SP2013 itself.
2. MS Virtual Labs, its great way to learn, however there are no SP2013 labs and even if there are, the labs would end in 2 hours and then one need to start from scratch.
3. I can learn 2007 or 2010, but a lot has changed in 2013. Besides there is no point spending time on something which will be obsolete soon.
I am not sure what other options do I have, I would like to know from the SP2013 programmer here in this community, how you did it?