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Monday, December 9 • 2:45pm - 3:40pm
(SLIDES) Felienne Hermans-- Building a language for spreadsheet refactoring

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Spreadsheets are code too! You have constants, variable, functions and conditional statements, everything you need to build anything you want. If you really want it, you can even built a Turing machine with Excel. So if spreadsheets are code, can we also analyze, test and refactor them? Felienne thinks so. In this talk, she discusses her latest spreadsheet tool: BumbleBee. BumbleBee allows users to refactor and even metaprogram their spreadsheet. For this, Felienne designed a language in which the transformations can be described and built a pattern matcher in F# to transform spreadsheet formulas. 

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Felienne Hermans

Felienne Hermans is a computer scientist who builds stuff. During her PhD project, she researched the applicability of clone and smell detection to spreadsheets, and founded a spin off based on this idea. Now a professor, she continues her mission to improve spreadsheets in the wild using software engineering methods. In her spare time, Felienne volunteers as a referee for the First Lego League, a world wide technology... Read More →

Monday December 9, 2013 2:45pm - 3:40pm
Hall 5.1

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