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    I’ve heard a lot of disdain towards spreadsheet-oriented programming from us, so-called “real programmers”. But, for some applications, it seems to be the best tool. For example, I’m currently working on a scheduling optimization software and it turns out that a spreadsheet-like UX was the best choice (some kind of overspecialized Excel).

    Like Ted Nelson said about VisiCalc:

    VISICALC represented a new idea of a way to use a computer and a new way of thinking about the world. Where conventional programming was thought of as a sequence of steps, this new thing was no longer sequential in effect: When you made a change in one place, all other things changed instantly and automatically.

    From: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/VisiCalc#History