The joy of working with legacy code
At VORtech we mostly work on extending and improving existing code. Let us explain why this is so important and how it works.Read more
Pushing finance to a higher level with scientific software engineers
Since the credit crisis, banks and insurers have become a lot more cautious. This can be seen from the financial models that are used: they are getting increasingly more ingenious and complex, partly due to new insights and stricter regulations. Risks of products are better assessed, more advanced investment strategies are implemented and more aspects are included in order to assess the financial market more realistically. The tendency is that more and more highly skilled engineers are hired to support this complex matter. These technical experts prove their value in finance. In this blog, we will go into this further based on a number of relevant finance projects that have been carried out at VORtech,.Read more
Mathematics in software
Simulation of the world around us by numerical computation has improved a lot in the past decades. Together with Johan Dijkzeul we will look back at this period.Read more
Digital twins in asset management
When I first heard the term Digital Twin, I was immediately fascinated. It opens up an entire new realm of simulation.Read more
10 Rules for Scientific Software Engineering
In the 20 years that VORtech has been in the business of scientific software engineering, we've seen many different codes and witnessed many different development processes.Read more
Fortran is alive!
Fortran is alive! Mark Roest considers five reasons why the Fortran programming language isn't dead and survived the punchcard.Read more
Why bother with computational models if you’ve got data?
Are we indeed witnessing the end of traditional mathematical modelling and should its practitioners be looking for a new job?Read more