Alexandru Groza - Projects
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Welcome to Alexandru Groza's main Internet site!
This page centralizes and simplifies access to all of my projects.

  Project Status Language
Microprogramming TECHNIQUES active English
Personal Weblog active English
Old Disc Drives active English
Vintage Audio active English
AGNET Server active English
Microelectronics active English
Lumea Tuburilor active Romanian
PhotoWork active English
Passat 3A (B4) discontinued Romanian
Vremuri pending English

I am a long time computer programmer and electronics engineer.

I started computer programming back in 1993 on an 80386SX/25MHz machine. I was using x86 Assembly language and Borland Pascal with Objects. As information was scarce, I learned programming mainly by trial and error and reading the help system of the utilities that I was using back then. I learned strong design guidelines and solid architecture from computer literature of the era. This is my underlying stone on which I built all of my current knowledge.

I was always strongly driven to create minimalist functional graphical user interfaces to access the business logic behind my software. As for the source code, I always guided myself by the less is more principle. I produce heavily structured, self-explaining, ultra optimized source code. Not a single line more than needed. I have been faithful to these principles ever since.

Although I worked on both CISC and RISC architectures, I have always emphasized x86. Pure nostalgia? Perhaps. I have worked with various microcontrollers, Z80, and x86 microprocessors. Then I started designing my own computers. Initially a few Z80 based designs. But then I shifted to x86 system design. I even designed a 32-bit 80386DX based machine that you can see presented in the Microelectronics sub-site.

Speaking of electronics, at about the same time I started computer programming, I began assembling simple circuits based on schematics published within the literature of those times. Then I started designing my own. I am interested in analog audio signal amplification and digital microelectronics.

Of the projects presented on top of this page, I regularly maintain only those with an active status. But more often I write articles in the Personal Weblog. Check it out if you have time. Discontinued projects are displayed only for historical reasons and should be treated as archive.

I believe sharing knowledge and information is gold. So enjoy browsing my projects.

Copyright notice: All the work presented on this site is proprietary and cannot be used without my written approval. All rights reserved.

about me
Name Alexandru Groza
Gender Male
Residence Europe (somewhere, where needed)
Nationality Romanian
Education Technical University
Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Engineering
Specialization Embedded Systems Control / Microelectronics
Degree awarded dipl. engineer
Native Language Romanian
Foreign Languages English (proficient)
French (proficient)
Computing Platforms Microsoft Windows (all versions, proficient)
Microsoft DOS (all versions, proficient)
Mac OS (all versions, intermediate)
UNIX (FreeBSD, basic-intermediate)
Computer Technologies Delphi (RTL, VCL, FMX, inline assembly, proficient)
Pascal (RTL, TurboVision, inline assembly, proficient)
C/C++ (runtime, inline assembly, intermediate)
Visual Basic (intermediate)
HTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript (intermediate)
16-bit and 32-bit Assembly (x86, intermediate)
8-bit and 16-bit Assembly (Z80 and PIC, beginner)
Reverse engineering (advanced)
Debugging (proficient)
GIT subversioning (intermediate)
SVN, TFS subversioning (proficient)
Technical documentation writing (proficient)
Other Technologies Graphics Processing and Designing (intermediate)
Audio Processing and Filtering (intermediate)
Electronic CAD Design (EAGLE, proficient)
Management Skills JIRA, other bugtrackers (proficient)
Team Leading and Project Management (intermediate)
Technical Skills x86 System Design
Design of Digital Microelectronics
Design of Printed Circuit Boards of High Complexity
Microcontroller and Microcomputer Devices
Microprogramming of Embedded Devices
Design of Electrical Automations
Vacuum Tube Technology Research
Other Skills Electric Guitar Player
Hobby Cyclist
Hobby Photographer
Private Server Operator
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