Issue 123916 (App_builder) - Make programming simple, as simple a using spreadsheet formulas.
Summary: Make programming simple, as simple a using spreadsheet formulas.
Alias: App_builder
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: programming (show other issues)
Version: 4.0.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: needmoreinfo
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Reported: 2013-12-26 05:28 UTC by Eddy
Modified: 2017-05-20 09:56 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description Eddy 2013-12-26 05:28:57 UTC
This might be off topic, is there a better place to post this?

Feature request:Make it possible to build custom software, with spreadsheet formulas. 

Here is an example, built with a prototype. The hangman game is maybe the better example:
There is also a video that shows a simple hello world style tutorial (2 min). 

The spreadsheet formulas build software. They insert, update and transmit. They also build a user interface, a web application.

Eddy Parkinson.
Comment 1 Edwin Sharp 2013-12-26 10:43:35 UTC
Both Carbon Calculator and Hangman Game can be built in Calc.
Please explain what is meant by "make programming simple".
Comment 2 Eddy 2013-12-27 01:56:05 UTC
Thanks for taking a look. The aim is to help spreadsheet users. Let me try and explain a different way. 

The proposal is for a new set of formulas that assist spreadsheet users. These formulas are unusual. These formulas make it possible for non-programmers to create something, something that can only be described as, software. They make it possible for people who only know how to use spreadsheet formulas to create sophisticated software. 

The hangman example, ( was not created using "code", but rather, was created with spreadsheet formulas. It has an unusual formula. A formula that looks and feels like a normal formula, but is able to copy a value to a cell. Very much like, copy and paste, but done with a formula. 

Maybe it is better to show you. Two min video:
Comment 3 Edwin Sharp 2013-12-27 09:26:08 UTC
Thank you.
IMHO this is a very nice idea for an extension.

Moved to: