Problems with Excel

23 thoughts
last posted Aug. 26, 2016, 2:18 p.m.

14 earlier thoughts


Bentley’s/Stencila’s approach is novel in that it allows for writing tests, and for representing the sheet as plain text.

But its “code interface” is still not very good in my opinion.

  • Formulas still live in cells and can still be overwritten by accident
  • The text/code view of the sheet is basically spaghetti code by design — not easy to read or debug

8 later thoughts