Yesterday a friend of mine asked if I could help her with an assignment. The goal was writing shortest path agorithm in excel. I told her I don't know excel or VB but I will look into it. I didn't even know that we can code in excel 😅 After 1,5 hours of research and coding I writed a well documented code that does the job (with n^2 complexity of course). I feel VERY motivated after this. Because I did well job at an unexperienced environment with a language that I don't know!

Tldr: my new favorite ide is excel.

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    VBA is powerful, but don’t befriend it. It will stab you in the chest while smiling and calling you a soul mate.
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    @C0D4 yes, I use it too much on work (not a dev place, people just want to open their spreadsheets and click a button. Anything more than that is just too hard to do) and every time I have a surprise.

    I need to create an object.... Ok
    I need polymorphism.... Hummm, no!
    I just need to use this function as the ot.NO! YOU CAN'T! I AM GOING TO RETURN ANY NONSENSE AND NONDOCUMENTED ERROR!!!
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    VB was the first language I touched and it actually made me change careers from electronics to CS and it's probably one of the best decisions I've ever made.
    If it seemed that powerful to me back then, imagine how my mind was blown when I discovered other languages :)
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