In This Chapter
To fully appreciate the application development features available in Excel 2007, it's important to understand where this product came from and how it fits into the overall scheme of things.
■ A history of spreadsheets - where they came from, who makes them, and what differentiates them
■ A discussion of Excel's evolution
■ An analysis of why Excel is a good tool for developers
If you've worked with personal computers and spreadsheets over the past decade, this information may be old hat. If you're a trivia buff, this chapter is a gold mine. Study this information, and you'll be a hit at the next computer geek party that you attend.
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