On 11/20/06, David Kastrup <dak / gnu.org> wrote:
> spooq <spoooq / gmail.com> writes:
>
> > I would like to suggest the newbie learns VBA. The financial world
> > lives and breathes Excel. VBA is by far the language most likely to be
> > of use to someone entering that world. It's pretty clear programming
> > is a tool for his/her use, rather than something that (s)he wants to
> > do for it's own sake. Having said that, Excel can be viewed as a type
> > of DSL in it's own right, so pushing the boundaries of what can be
> > done 'natively' is a great place to start.
>
> Isn't VBA rather similar to Ruby, anyway?

To me it looks like an OO BASIC with support for databases and Office apps.