It’s true that Excel spreadsheets can be fragile, but that’s a problem common to all EUC (End User Computing) applications.

Often it’s developers who make the most noise about the issues with Excel, but they fail to recognize what an important working environment it is for many and would rather get rid of it or ignore it than look for a solution.

I wrote an article (https://towardsdatascience.com/mitigating-end-user-computing-risk-with-excel-4108a5e6acad) on the specifics of the problems mentioned in this article, and how they can be addressed while keeping Excel as a user interface tool.

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Professional software developer living and working in London. Creator of the Excel add-ins PyXLL and Jinx.

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