Is VBA a dying language?
VBA has been in decline for professional developers (real coders) for about a decade now as tools such as Python, C#, R or even just Power Query are commonly used to replace VBA or regular Excel.
Many companies both large and small still rely heavily on VBA to automate tasks..
Is VBA still in demand?
Yes, it’s true the demand for VBA programmers has decreased over the last decade (mostly legacy fixing in banking) and on paper its not often you will find roles that have VBA as a hard requirement.
Which is better Python or VBA?
Unlike the VBA language used in Excel, data analysis using Python is cleaner and provides better version control. Better still is Python’s consistency and accuracy in the execution of code. Other users can replicate the original code and still experience a smooth execution at the same level as the original code.
Is VBA tough to learn?
With the right training, learning Microsoft VBA is easy. The Microsoft VBA Introduction course makes it easy to learn VBA primarily for Excel. There’s also an Advanced VBA training course if you’re looking for a higher difficulty level.
Is it worth it to learn VBA?
Usefulness & Difficulty: Learning VBA isn’t that useful. It is much easier (and useful) to develop your ability in using Excel. Learning VBA takes time because you also have to master the Excel API (i.
Can I use Python instead of VBA?
Yes, absolutely! VBA is commonly used to automate Excel with macros, add new user defined worksheet functions (UDFs) and react to Excel events. Everything you would previously have done in Excel using VBA can be achieved with Python. Using Python as a VBA replacement has many benefits and is usually faster than VBA!