The after-lunch table football game with my colleagues is one especially exciting moment of my workday. Table football (also known as table soccer or foosball) is a table-top game loosely based on association football. The game is played between two teams, each team consisting of a defending (DEF) person and an attacking (ATT) person. The winning team is the one that makes it to ten goals first.
This article is aimed for software engineers interested in building a machine learning application, and data scientists who want to adopt more engineering knowledge into their daily work.
In traditional software engineering, bugs can be categorized into two types: implementation and logic. However, there are two extra types of bugs in a machine learning system: the model and the data. The bugs in the model refer to the situations where the model is not suitable for the problem, which can result from the limitations of its capabilities. For example, one uses a linear classifier when the true decision boundary is non-linear. The bugs with the data can be caused by many things: outliers, insufficient amount of data, uninformative features etc.
Delft, the Netherlands, 29 June 2017 – Exact acquires Reeleezee, a locally operating cloud accounting company in the Netherlands. Reeleezee will be managed as a private label within the Exact group, headed by Wilko Stronks, the current general manager of Reeleezee. All product lines will be developed further independently of each other. The technical teams of Reeleezee and Exact will collaborate on areas such as Machine Learning, blockchain and Standard Business Reporting (SBR). In addition, Exact will start offering Cashr, the cash register solution of Reeleezee, to its customers in combination with Exact’s own cloud portfolio.
Exact and Festo signed an agreement at the Hannover Messe to establish a test environment for a digital factory in Delft. A few of these Cyber Physical Factory (CP Factory) already exist in Germany. The alliance between the two companies makes it possible for the concept to come to the Netherlands. The demo plant will be located at the Festo location in Delft.
How do you decide which products and services deserve priority? This is a very central question in the software development industry. With lots of ideas, but limited capacity, companies need to effectively prioritize. Building the right solutions for your customers is crucial for business success, but how do you make the choices?
The Dutch software company Exact Group B.V. (Exact) announces that an agreement has been reached to sell Exact's Specialized Solutions division, which includes Macola, JobBOSS and MAX. The division will be acquired by Funds advised by Apax Partners and combined with ECi Software Solutions Inc. of Fort Worth, TX, under the leadership of ECi management. Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed. The deal is expected to close within two months.
Exact Group today announces an agreement to acquire the French Tax management software provider Dièse Finance. Founded in 1989, Dièse provides online tax management software for businesses and certified accountants. Dièse serves over 10,000 companies, ranging from SMEs to large corporations. Its ‘Webtaxes’ web based platform, enables customers to prepare, approve and file electronic tax returns.
Due to engine related problems in qualifying, Max Verstappen had to start from P16 in China last Sunday. The seemingly hopeless situation brought out the best in Max.
It goes without saying that the software that we deliver to customers should be of high quality. Our products need to look great and help customers run their business. The fact that they do, is because of the thousands and thousands of lines of code under the hood. Developers write, change and maintain this code on a daily basis. Although invisible to the customer, the quality of those lines of code can be just as important as that of the visible part of the software. And thus of the company as a whole.