My First Blog Post

Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is an implementation of Microsoft‘s event-driven programming language Visual Basic 6, which was declared legacy in 2008, and its associated integrated development environment (IDE). Although pre-.NET Visual Basic is no longer supported or updated by Microsoft, the VBA programming language was upgraded in 2010 with the introduction of Visual Basic for Applications 7 in Microsoft Office applications.[1]
~ Wikipedia

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

One of the most interesting things that I would like to share with you – my reader – as a point of interest is related to the quote above, that happens to be one of my #Favourite #Quotes, is that had it not been for my first boss in me first job in the industry, in a Multi-National-Company (MNC) – which I am sure many of you would have heard of, especially if you are an Indian – called Ingersoll-Rand (India) Limited or IRIL for short. He was the Factory-Controller-Cum-GM (Finance) then, and I cannot name him publicly, short of saying that he was another Chartered Accountant, just like me. However, it was my first job as a qualified professional in their Internal Audit Department, as an Internal Audit Officer (Grade III). Why it is important is that he insisted that every piece of paper I brought to him, should be prepared on the computer, using the available packages of that time, remember, in 1988-89, the only software that was available was in the good old DOS Operating System, so we had WordStar as the word processor, Lotus 1-2-3 as the spreadsheet and dBase / FoxPro as the data processing software(s). Then when in 1995, Microsoft launched it’s Windows 3/3.1 with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Access as their spreadsheet / word processor / database software, it was a breeze for me to adapt to them.

More to you on this in my future posts. Happy Reading !! Cheers !!

CA Vikram Shankar Mathur
aka @vsmathurvivaldi
vsmathur@vivaldi.net

Published by Vikram Shankar Mathur (vsmathurvivaldi)

I am a chartered accountant from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. You should contact me at vsmathur(at)vivaldi(dot)net !! Cheers !!

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