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Hackin' Excel with Ruby
Kit Plummer,
Dozer Software/Operational Systems, Inc.

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  • 1. Mil-OSS Ignite Hackin' Excel with Ruby Kit Plummer [email_address]
  • 2. History of Excel
    • Mac
      • 1985 Excel 1.0
      • 3. 1988 Excel 1.5
      • 4. 1989 Excel 2.2
      • 5. 1990 Excel 3.0
      • 6. 1992 Excel 4.0
      • 7. 1993 Excel 5.0
        • (Office 4.X—Motorola 68000 version and first PowerPC version)
    • Winders
      • 1987 Excel 2.0
      • 8. 1990 Excel 3.0
      • 9. 1992 Excel 4.0
      • 10. 1993 Excel 5.0
        • (Office 4.2 & 4.3, also a 32-bit version for Windows NT only on the PowerPC, Alpha, and MIPS architectures)
  • 11. Pre-Excel
  • 15. Why Excel?
  • 16. Um...Don't Forget Access s
  • 17. problem.isNail?
  • 18. Data
  • 19. Format -> Open
    • 2003 – 2006 MS versus EU on Open XML format
    • 20. Open XML versus OpenDocument
    • 21. 2008 ISO approves MS's Open XML format
    • 22. Just one root cause of the S1P1 virus.
  • 23. XLS – œ‡°±·>˛ˇ ˛ˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇ˝ˇˇˇ<N$ !&quot;#*%&'()˛ˇˇˇ4,-./012356789:;˛ˇˇˇM>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLO]˛ˇˇˇPQRSTUVWXYZ[^`_˛ˇˇˇ˛ˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇRoot Entryˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇ ¿Fõå,˜w◊ †&qt_'À=@?WorkbookˇˇˇˇXQ_VBA_PROJECT_CUR&quot;ˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇ  ÏgÈx◊ ÄPÍx◊ Ctls ˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇ+ò !&quot;#$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:;<=>˛ˇˇˇ@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[]^_`abcdefghij˛ˇˇˇlmnopqrstuvwx˛ˇˇˇz{|}~ÄON VALUE=&quot;CT&quot;>CONNECTICUT <OPTION VALUE=&quot;DC&quot;>DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
  • 24. XLSX PK!™7Jì5Â[Content_Types].xml ¢·(†¨TÀn¬0ºWÍ?DæVâÅJUU8îˆÿ&quot;ï~ÄoàE¸ê◊@¯˚n¬Cï .ë{gfg';W∫åV‡QYì≤~“còÃJeÊ)˚ûΩ«œ,¬ å•5ê≤ èÓÔÜ≥çå®⁄` ä‹Áò†&÷Å°ì‹z-Ω˙9w&quot;[à9Aؘƒ3kòáÉçÜü$¿+ —T¯!4Òpi≥©∑πp.!0Ωn´j‚î—◊Re&quot;êlæ2ÚÑ2∂yÆ2 å•&¢*‚ì cGê‡É|®1˘h8Å,ÀΩ’W∂.ÄŒOÿîƵWq}B5È≠JéÖ øÇ'Û∞≥ftу Ë29¬n—æÍË’OºXSgÃi≈Œ‘3≠≠_¸Xª∏π7‰Q¢Ö2-∆x(Òd™2¥ãlBïMŒ∞PÓõñõë!•ÅT=fi∏’⁄¡xflÈ6%‹<É ËÊ@+xÛÏwnæÅπ@x∞dgyw÷„?ÔÄ•éAÁÓˇ°„∞53ηz˚»◊’ÏJfi,˝—/ˇˇPK!P|N¡ˆLÕ_rels/.rels ¢…(†
  • 25. Doh!
  • 26.  
  • 27. 16,000 X 1,000,000
  • 28. Why Ruby?
    • Eh...because I Ruby
      • Easiest to create Domain-Specific Languages
    • Python
      • http://www.python-excel.org/
    • Java
      • Poi: http://poi.apache.org/spreadsheet/index.html
  • 29. Ruby Roo
    • http://roo.sourceforge.net
      • Can read XLS, XLSX, OpenOffice and Google
      • 30. Can write Google
      • 31. Ruby “spreadsheet” gem can write XLS
  • 32.  
  • 33.
    • Pull data:
    x = Excel.new(&quot; http://www.somedomain.com/simple_spreadsheet.xls &quot;)
    • Transform
    • Integration
      • Social Media
    • Serve it up!
  • 36. Cloudsheet?
    • Spreadsheet's in a 2010 world?
    • 37. Google has 'em in the cloud
    • 38. Microsoft is pushing that way, but what...S1P1
    • 39. NoSQL!
      • Key-Value datastores
    • Separate the data from the systems
    • 40. We need Access for the Web...
  • 41. Words of Wizdumb...
    • Excel is great, if...
      • No one else will ever need to touch the data
      • 42. You only need to input data once
      • 43. If you like paying for the same software over and...
      • 44. If you like boxes and lines and right clicking
      • 45. You're a .NET programmer
      • 46. When you don't know SQL
      • 47. Your wife asks you to create a budget
        • (love you honey!)
  • 48. @mil_oss/members
    • Attempting to capture a Twitter listing of active MilOSS membership.
      • If you want in...subscribe to @mil_oss
      • 49. Or send me an email: [email_address]
      • 50. Or DM me at @kit_plummer
      • 51. Thanks for coming and being the community.

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