The blist beta opened this week and I got an invite. I think I signed up for it last November. I really like the things that I can put in fields, such as images, lists, URLs, and even other tables. There are three things that weren’t immediately discoverable by me: I don’t know how to relate two tables; I don’t know how to make a calculated field; I don’t know how to tell them what I think.
Blist launched at Demo ’08. I watched some of the presentations yesterday. That site must use ActiveX because it wouldn’t work in Firefox. There were a few interesting ones and a lot that solved “problems” that I’ve never had and can hardly conceive.
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but xldennis release .Net Co.
With the tool you can:
* Store created VBA code, code snippets / procedures / modules, and SQL Queries in a well organized way enabling you to easily reuse the code in all kind of Excel VBA solutions.
* Create connection strings to a various number of databases with two wizards, the .NET Wizard and the Data Link Wizard. Store the created connections strings in a structural way enabling you to easily reuse the connection strings in all kind of Excel VBA solutions.
.NET Co Library has been designed so it also can be shared within a group of VBA developers over a network.
I don’t use a code library, I just open a previous project and copy what I need. But I’ve often wanted to use one to be more organized about it. I’m going to try this one out and see if I like it.
Last night I downloaded agilegraph. It claims it will turn my spreadsheets into interactive graphs. I’m not much of a charting guy, but I’m interested to see how it works. I had to download .Net 2.0 to install it. I can’t believe I haven’t needed 2.0 for anything yet.