Author: Vitosh

VBA – Hashing in Excel with HMACSHA1

Hashing strings in general is useful. It is one of the good things, that we get from granted by the various .Net libraries and we should not try to do on our own, as the HMACSHA1 is quite a powerful

Tagged with: , , , ,

VBA – Convert Excel Column Number to Letter and Letter to Column Number

Converting Excel column number to letter and letter to column number is actually something that every VBA developer does at least once a day. The easiest way is probably to use the property .Column or .Address of the range object that

Tagged with: , , , ,

Excel – Index(Match) based on multiple columns

Everyone knows the feeling that they need to use the =Index(Match(),Match()) formula in Excel and something tiny was not enough to reach their goal. Some time ago I knew that something is missing I was trying to “filter” with the

Tagged with: , , ,

How to fix – This workbook contains one or more links that cannot be updated…

Ok, if you are visiting this article, then probably the reason is that you have received the following messagebox upon openning of Excel: And after looking all over your cells, with both VBA and “Find”, you have not found anything

Tagged with: , , , ,

VBA – Nested Dictionary

Nested dictionary means a dictionary within a dictionary. Some days ago last week I was trying to build one and it took me some solid 15 minutes to do it, thus I have decided that it is worth an article

Tagged with: , , ,

Json.dump vs json.dumps in Python

The difference between json.dump and json.dumps is actually quite visible: dump()  – dumps into a file or StringIO dumps()  – dumps a string, that could be printed Still, I am going to give a few example with these, as the

Tagged with: , , , ,

Python – Iterators

One of the benefits of having your own blog and not following any schedule for subjects to write about is that you may write for whatever you feel like, whenever you feel like. So, Iterations in Python is the subject

Tagged with: ,

VBA – Folders and Files Functions

Check if folder is empty:

Delete all files in a folder:

Create text file in a given path with text:

All together:

Tagged with: , , ,

Django – CRUD application with Python

Making a CRUD application with Python is actually one of the basic thing a Python Developer should be able to do. Although some may argue it is extremely basic – it is not. Requirements The basic requirements for this one,

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Django – Making a simple web app with 4 links

The idea of the article is to show how to make a simple Django App, with 4 links, each of which navigates to a specific page. The whole code of the “app” is in GitHub, here: https://github.com/Vitosh/Python_personal/tree/master/JustProject. In general, these are

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Python – Exception handling

Exception handling in python is actually quite an interesting topic. In general, the exceptions in programming could be of three types: syntactic errors – these would be noticed by your IDE or by the interpretor, thus you do not need

Tagged with: , , ,

VBA – Source Control with Git – Video

VBA and source control? Do you know what is VBA? Are you sure we can source control the code, that resides in Excel? Oh, you mean that lengthy way of extracting the modules one by one? But why? Don’t you

Tagged with: , ,

Using API calls with VBA and Python to Read and Write to a Database

Using API calls with VBA and Python to write a database is actually a pretty decent architecture. Here, I would like to say that “It takes the best of the both worlds”, but the truth is that it takes the

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

Python – Virtual Environment

This is a short step-by-step introduction on how to build virtual environment in Python and how to use it. Virtual envirnments keep dependencies, required by the specific project separated. Thus, it is the “clean and clear” place of the project,

Tagged with: , , ,

VBA – Compute All Combinations of a Given Set

Yesterday I received an email, refering to some 2 old articles in VitoshAcademy for nested loops without recursion: VBA – Nested loops with recursion (Permutations)  VBA – Avoid nested loops with recursion (Part 2) As far as the person from

Tagged with: , , , , ,

VBA – Cells and Ranges in Excel – Video

Cells and ranges in Excel are quite interesting, as these will always give some points to think of. About an year, after writing the article about VBA – Cells and Ranges in Excel (A bit more than the standard story),

Tagged with: , , , , ,

VBA – How to locate a value in an Excel row?

Most probably you feel like you have a good clue already how to locate a value in a given Excel row. There are plenty of ways – Find() , looking through the cells one by one, looking through the Internet for

Tagged with: , , ,

How to declare as decimal in VBA

More than 3 years ago, I wrote an article about floating point numbers in Excel and a tiny problem with those, concerning all floating point numbers. This article is actually a nice one and it is worth reading – What

Tagged with: , ,

VBA – Convert Month Name to Number and Vice Versa

Convert number to name – [3 -> March] Converting month number to name in VBA is actually coming out of the box with the MonthName() function, which is built-in the stanard VBA  library:

The result is not flabbergasting, but

Tagged with: , , , , ,

VBA Debugging – Video

I have decided to make a 19 minute YouTube video, to explain the basics of VBA debugging, as there are quite a few tricks that not everyone knows. The agenda: Properties Window -> F4 Immediate Window -> Ctrl + G

Tagged with: , , , ,

VBA – Copying Excel worksheet to a new workbook without leaving the old Excel reference

Copying excel worksheets around is actually a piece of cake for a VBA developer (or so they/we think). Mainly because you can record the actions and then “learn” from them, editing a bit the code and etc. Well, there is

Tagged with: , , ,

VBA – Copy Worksheet

Copying worksheet in VBA is actually a trivial task – use the macro recorder see the code and use it further. Anyway, if you are coding professionally with VBA (yup, we still exist:), you somehow get stomach problems, whenever you

Tagged with: , , , , ,

Python – Django Girls – Introduction to Django – Video

Months ago, I was planning to take part in the #RailGirls event in Sofia, and I was even a partner in the event. Anyway, as it was postponed up to somewhere in the future, I have decided to go through

Tagged with: , , ,

Python – Writing Unit Tests with unittest library – Video

In the previous article for abstraction and inheritance I wrote some classes, showing the basics of these two programming concepts. In this one, I will write unit tests for one of the classes, written before. Software testing is an important

Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Python – Abstraction and Inheritance – Video

Abstract classes in Python are classes that inherit from the ABC (Abstract base class). In the video below, I have solved a problem, showing how 2 classes inherit from an abstract class and implement its methods. The abstract class is

Tagged with: , ,

Python – Closure

In this article I am planning to give an answer of the following two questions: What is a closure? A closure is a function, inheriting variables from enclosing environment. Operationally, a closure is a record storing a function together with

Tagged with: , ,

Python – Abstract Methods and Abstract Class – Live Coding Video

Abstract class and abstract methods are one of the pillars of Object Oriented Programming. In Python, an abstract class is a class, inheriting from Abstract Base Classes (ABC) library. And an abstract method is a method of this class, which

Tagged with: , , ,

Python – Permutations and Combinations Made Easy with Itertools

Long time ago, various people, including me, were trying to make permutations and combinations with nested loops and various other “heavy” structures. Anyway, in Python there is a library, which does this for us and sets the end of the

Tagged with: , , , ,

Python – Defining Classes and Methods with Python – LiveCoding Video

Today I have decided to check whether I can pass the first homework from SoftUni OOP with Python, through a live coding session. I have not read the problem before the video, thus I may say it took me exactly

Tagged with: , , , , ,

Python – The End of the Matrix Wandering

Ok. This article is for all the people, who have written code like this one:

When they were solving a problem like this one: You know who you are. You are probably thinking what is wrong with it? After

Top