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Brighton Java: Working with Microsoft Excel in Java

Wed 25 Nov 2020
18:00 - 19:30
Online Event

About the event

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We have an online meeting on 25th November, featuring a talk from Tony Roberts on using Microsoft Excel in Java. The zoom session will open 30-minutes before the talk to allow people a chance to chat (sadly we can't offer pizza through zoom - sorry!). The talk will last approximately 45 minutes, and Tony staying around for a little time afterwards to answer questions.

During this talk, you will learn how and why to develop solutions using Microsoft Excel and Java.

So many Java developers are turned off Excel because of bad experiences in the past with VBA and nightmare spaghetti spreadsheets, but it doesn’t have to be that way. The best developers are those that engage with the users of their software to provide meaningful solutions to real-world problems. In most businesses, those users are also heavy users of Excel. Learn how to go further than CSV exports and get recognition for providing massive value to your team, without ever having to write a line of VBA.

Topics to be covered in this talk are:

  • Why is Excel relevant to Java developers?
  • Writing Excel Add-ins in Java
  • Outputting Excel reports using Java
  • Automating Java using COM on Windows

About our Speaker

Tony has been in the finance industry for over 15 years. He worked as a developer for boutique hedge funds through to some of the largest financial firms before taking on the role of CTO at a successful fintech startup. In 2010 he launched PyXLL, an Excel Add-In with tens of thousands of users in a wide variety of industries, and more recently released the Java Excel Add-In "Jinx". In a previous life he developed graphics engines for console games.

About the hosts

Brighton Java is a group bringing together Java users, enthusiasts and learners. We’re interested in the whole world of Java – android development, server frameworks, Groovy, interesting tools, applications, Clojure, development methodologies and so on and so on – anything Java. Our monthly meetings will include talks, workshops and socials. We mostly meet on the first Wednesday of the month.