My name is Miguel and I’m a software engineer from Germany. Back in 2008, I started software development with Delphi 7 and decided to work commercial 3 years later. As time went by, I learned more and more with a special focus on custom-built software. The development of database and server / client systems belongs to my main tasks. However, I really enjoy the diversity in my everyday life.
Actually, my first programming experience started with QBasic. I found an online article covering information about programming with QBasic. After a while, I developed simple console applications using variables, loops and conditions.
QBasic was interesting but extremely limited. A half year later, my secondary school offered a Delphi extracurricular activity and I decided to join it. Delphi 7 offered a whole new world including graphical software development. It was a great time and I learned very motivated.
Two years later, I decided to share my knowledge and created tutorials about interesting small applications. I published a website with free web hosting and a so-called domain.
Thanks to my online presence, I soon got my first job. Therefore, I had to learn more about Firebird databases. I developed small information systems which supported business processes and used Firebird databases as backend. In addition, I developed my first complex PSQL constructs, which correlate data in the million range or synchronize smaller record stocks, for example.
From my first occupation, I switched to the second. This time, my focus was on complex database systems, server / client systems, networking, replication, cloud systems and again custom-built software. One of my biggest projects was the replication of a few hundred customer information systems. Therefore, I developed multiple database server generations, a complex tunnel system and scripting for replication. The system is running still, replicating a few hundreds of millions records.
Finally, I finished my secondary school and got the permissions to study at a university.
With my Abitur in my hands I began to study business informatics in an integrated degree program. This means that I study and work in blocks. After a university time of six weeks, I work for another six weeks in the company. In addition to the three-and-a-half-year bachelor of science, I will also finish the officially accredited profession of Computer Science Expert with the subject area software development.
In 2016, I decided to complete my past tutorial work. This time, I wanted to learn from my previous mistakes. I developed this new website and rented a server. Moreover, I started a Lazarus tutorial series for beginners.
Originally, the VokabelMaster was a university project. This web application is a learning platform for vocabulary. I published the VokabelMaster in April 2017. Since then, hundreds of users have registered and every day users learn their vocabulary. From time to time, I add new features to the VokabelMaster and continuously improve the platform.
As part of my integrated degree program, I passed the final examination for the officially accredited profession of Computer Science Expert - Subject Area: Software Development with the grade excellent. (German article)
I pusblished an article in the Blaise Pascal Magazine Issue 67/68. This article presents a simple time-tracking web application which was developed using Lazarus and Pas2JS. This application can be used to record start and end times, which are saved in the browser's local storage. Moreover, the application runs on desktop and mobile devices and can be used without an internet connection on a smartphone.
Test it yourself: devstructor.com/demos/pas2js-time