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Friday, February 26, 2021
How much of our daily life here on planet Earth is impacted by running Delphi code is beyond imagination. Whether it is controlling trains on the French railway system, contact tracing in the COVID19 pandemic in Poland, salary calculation and reporting in Germany, tax invoice approvals in Brazil,... the list is endless. But Delphi's impact already reached out beyond planet Earth with several projects of the NASA and this week we stumbled on the social media post from Dave Akerman mentioning it was Delphi based software where several TMS components were involved, that was used to produce the sophisticated coating for the Perseverance parachute that was instrumental in its highly critical but eventually successful and safe landing on Mars on Feb 18:
As we chatted, I found out that David had a similar educational background as me in electronic engineering, also loves car racing, worked together with a very good friend of mine having a company Theys Industrial producing electronic PCB's 2km away from here and I learned that the fabrics for the Perseverance parachute were produced by the company Picanol that is like 20km driving from where the TMS headquarters are. Talking about coincidences...
Well, that was enough a reason to get in touch with David and have a chat about our passion we all share: software development with Delphi! Our colleague Holger Flick produced this video interview with David, where David tells exciting stories of how he got into software development, how he used Delphi for controlling machines precisely mixing chemicals, how he also uses Delphi for his hobby of tracking weather measurement balloons (where TMS WEB Core plays a role in), how he uses the FireMonkey framework for writing software for a Sony watch and so much more...
I'm sure you will enjoy this video interview between two passionate Delphi software developers and be inspired to also do cool things with Delphi!
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