This book is written for Office Developers, by an Office Developer. By the latter, I mean both that I had been a developer who used Office technology extensively for a number of years, and that I am now a developer on the Office Extensibility Platform team – the very team that created Office Add-ins.
Having been a key participant in the design of the new Office 2016 wave of Office.js APIs – and having seen folks embrace the framework, but struggle with some of the more concepts – I wanted to share some insights & techniques, as well as the full end-to-end story, of how to create Office Add-ins.
You can find me on StackOverflow, where I frequently answer questions tagged as "[office-js]" (which has been a source of inspiration for many sections of this book). I have a backlog of topics I want to cover in this book: some already fleshed out, others less so. In the spirit of the "lean" methodology, I will be updating the book frequently as I cover more and more topics. Thanks for reading, and please feel free to contact me for feedback on the book, requests for topics, etc.
- Michael Zlatkovsky