|Welcome to Alexandru Groza's main Internet site!
This page centralizes and simplifies access to all my projects.
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About me and my projects...
I am a long time computer programmer and electronics engineer.
I started computer programming back in 1993 on an 80386SX/25MHz machine using x86 Assembly language and Borland Pascal with Objects. Because scarcity of information was everywhere, I learned programming mainly by trial and error and reading the Help system of the various tools I was using back then. I learned various strong design guidelines from old computer literature of the era. This is my underlying stone on which I build all of my knowledge.
I was always strongly driven to create functional minimalist graphical user interfaces to access the business logic behind the my software. Regarding the source code, I always guided myself by the less is more principle. Heavily structured self-explaining source code ultra optimized and not a single line more than needed. I have been faithful to these principles ever since.
Although I owned and worked on both RISC and CISC architectures based on various microcontrollers, Z80, x86 and derivatives, etc., I always emphasized the x86 architecture. Pure nostalgia? I even started designing my own computers such as a few Z80 designs and even an 80286 based design that was never materialized due to lack of resources at the time. But I still have the electrical schematics.
Speaking of electrical schematics, at about the same time I started with programming, I began assembling electrical circuits based on schematics published within the literature of the era. In time I started designing my own. I am interested in analog audio signal amplification and digital microelectronics.
Of the projects presented on top of the page, I regularly maintain only two: Microprogramming TECHNIQUES and Lumea Tuburilor. But more often I write articles in the Personal Weblog. Check it out if you have time. The other projects are displayed only for historical reasons and should be treated as archive.
This is a fairly good way of sharing knowledge and information. So ...
enjoy browsing my projects.
Note: This site graphical theme is © 2008 Alexandru Groza. All rights reserved.
Disclaimer: None of the development work presented here-in this site or any of its sub-sites, reflects the interests of Pentalog, Embarcadero Technologies, or any other 3rd parties.
Copyright: All the work presented on this site, be it software or hardware related, is proprietary and cannot be used without written approval from me.
||Technical University "Gh. Asachi of Iasi"
Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Engineering
||Embedded Systems Control at Continental Automotive
+ Pentalog (Technical Team Leader)
+ Microprogramming TECHNIQUES (CEO, SW Architect)
+ Mitov Software (Software Developer - Collaborator)
+ Pentalog (Software Developer)
+ Embarcadero Technologies (Software Developer)
+ Embarcadero Technologies (Information Developer)
+ Microsoft Windows (all versions, proficient)
+ Microsoft DOS (all versions, proficient)
+ Mac OS (all versions, medium)
+ UNIX (FreeBSD, basic-medium)
+ Delphi (RTL, VCL, FMX, inline assembly, proficient)
+ Pascal (RTL, TurboVision, inline assembly, proficient)
+ C# (Visual C#, medium)
+ C/C++ (Visual C++, C++Builder, medium)
+ Visual Basic (medium)
+ PERL (beginner)
+ 16-bit and 32-bit Assembly (x86, medium)
+ 8-bit and 16-bit Assembly (Z80 and PIC, beginner)
+ Reverse engineering (medium)
+ Debugging (proficient)
+ GIT subversioning (medium)
+ SVN, TFS subversioning (proficient)
+ Technical documentation writing (proficient)
Administration and Management:
+ JIRA and bugtrackers (proficient)
+ Team Leading and Management (medium)
+ Graphics processing and designing (medium)
+ Audio processing and filtering (medium)
+ Electronic CAD Design (EAGLE, proficient)
+ Vacuum tube research
+ Design of electrical schematics for automation
+ Design of digital microelectronics
+ Design of printed circuit boards of high complexity
+ Microcontroller and microcomputer devices
+ Microprogramming of embedded devices
Artistic skills and occupations:
+ Electric guitar and synthesizer player
+ Hobby cyclist
+ Hobby photographer
+ Vintage audio gear collector
+ Private Server operator