A Literature Review of Spreadsheet Technology

Alexander Bock

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It was estimated that there would be over 55 million end-user programmers in 2012 in many different fields such as engineering,insurance and banking, and the numbers are not expected to have dwindled since. Consequently, technological advancements of spreadsheets is of great interest to a wide number of people from different backgrounds.
This literature review presents an overview of research on spreadsheet technology, its challenges and its solutions. We also attempt to identify why software developers generally frown upon spreadsheets and how spreadsheet research can help alter this view.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-7949-364-3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016
SeriesITU Technical Report Series


  • End-User Programming
  • Spreadsheet Technology
  • Technological Advancements
  • Software Development
  • Research Challenges


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