Satya Nadella@satyanadellaExcel formulas, the world’s most popular programming language, is now Turing-complete. Go check it out! twitter.com/msexcel/status…23:54 PM - 09 Feb 2021Microsoft Excel @msexcelExcel keeps evolving to give users even more. Now, with the power of LAMBDA, you can write your own reusable functions with the Excel formula language. See how we're transforming Excel: https://t.co/QaurxsvtHA https://t.co/wToQ7k3lPc
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So what is gonna be ported to Excel first: Doom or React? Take your bets 💸!
Doom, then Skyrim haha
I'm re-defining Atwood's law today.
This is my proclamation.
“Any application that can be written in Excel, will eventually be written in Excel.”
Bad news, actually.
No, seriously. Excel was already abused too much. (NHS, anyone?)
Excel is a wonderful tool when it is used for what was designed; I can admit using it as a "paper database" (a database that you can keep on piece of paper and update by hand) such as (short) list of address of project partners; everything else is just a no-no.
I always found the formula editor in Libre Office to be pretty good. Not sure when it too will support LAMBDA functions, but I can't imagine they'll be used a lot if any sort of backwards compatibility between different versions of Excel is needed.
We need to move beyond a VDOM to a Virtual Spreadsheet for faster updates lol.
Well, at the price of Microsoft office, I think it's an expensive programming language!
Microsoft PowerPoint: “Finally, a worthy opponent.”
I cannot believe that M$ hasn't imbedded C# within the office suite. Then Excel would be top notch. IMO.
Microsoft Power Fx: the low-code programming language