It’s been a while since my last post. I’ve been enthralled with updating a few of my books for Office 2016 and learning about the inner workings of Web Apps for Office.
For those of you who don’t know, the future of office programmability will be creating applications that work on all devices (desktops, phones, tablets, etc.). Microsoft is currently developing a host of web APIs that will essentially make up a new kind of web-based Object model in which developers can leverage to create web driven applications.
These “apps for Office” are NOT a replacement for VBA. So don’t go looney on me. VBA still has a home on client-side development. The new Web Apps paradigm is a way for us to be able enter a realm of development we’ve been missing out on (web development).
This journey into web development will be a slow one for many of us. It will require think-time, practice, and training. It will be an uncomfortable, but worthwhile transition.
Don’t worry…it’s not something we need to deal with all at once. I’ll eventually do a series of posts on developing these Web Apps for Office. For now, I want to share a pet project that I’ve been toying with.
By the way…on the tool’s web page, you will find a link to a Github page where all the source code is available. I’m hoping a few intrepid souls are willing to help enhance the tool to make it more robust.
I’ll be back for regular blogging later this week.