Michał Bąkowski first worked with Delphi many years ago. He participated in the Delphi 26th Showcase Challenge with his cutting optimization (TonCut) showcase entry. Learn more about his software over at the TonCut website.
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When did you start using RAD Studio/Delphi and have long have you been using it?
I’ve started with Delphi 1 ages ago. Before I was working with Borland Pascal for Windows and when Delphi came out, it was like a revolution.
What was it like building software before you had RAD Studio/Delphi?
It was much more time consuming, difficult and harder to control. With Delphi, creating UI is very fast and simple.
How did RAD Studio/Delphi help you create your showcase application?
Most of all it allows creating own components and easily using it. Besides that, when I started working on TonCut, there was no other option actually. All other tools were far behind Delphi.
What made RAD Studio/Delphi stand out from other options?
It allows fast creation and modification of UI. This is the main advantage of Delphi.
What made you happiest about working with RAD Studio/Delphi?
Hard to tell. I think, again option to create own components.
What have you been able to achieve through using RAD Studio/Delphi to create your showcase application?
Well, I created the app that my customers like. This is all I need.
What are some future plans for your showcase application?
We will be working on adding more AI to the app. Also we plan to add new optimization algorithms (1D with slants, 2D nesting of any shapes and maybe even 3D). Some functional changes are also on their way.
Thank you so much Michał! Head on over to the TonCut showcase to read more about Michał’s work