When working with Excel at some point it becomes easier to do you work with additional tools. While most of the work that is done within excel can be done within a plethora of other application and programming languages it is actively used. Within Europe it has a market share of over 90% in the corporate and governmental environment. No wonder there are some many tools created around microsoft's Excel application. In this article I'll summarize all the tools around Excel for developers and users that involve some kind of programming. And I'll try to group them within distinct categories.
I'll start listing the technologies as close to Excel as possible and expand outwards.