Gary Short

Gary Short works for Developer Express as the Technical Evangelist on the frameworks team. He has a deep interest in technical architecture, especially in the areas of technical debt and refactoring. Gary is a C# MVP and gives presentations at events throughout the UK.

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Advice to Data Science Noobs 24 Sep 2015
Recently I was at Dev Day in Poland; there was a speaker there, Chad Fowler, and he gave a talk on the Passionate Programmer 10 Years On. The talk was good, but in one particular place, he spoke about advice … Continue reading →

Why Everyone Should Calm Down About IndyRef2 13 Sep 2015
Nicola Sturgeon announces a “possible” timeline and actions that “might” trigger a second referendum and everyone goes mad. The Separatists go mad because it’s another opportunity to see their dreams come to fruition, and the Unionists go mad because the … Continue reading →

Died After Being Found Fit to Work. Really? 11 Sep 2015
In this post I want to deal with this Guardian story (note: this story was also covered in other newspapers). In this article the Guardian claim that 2,380 people died shortly after being declared fit to work by the Department … Continue reading →

Always Check Behind the Headlines 03 Sep 2015
So STV are carrying a news story saying 53% of Scots are now in favour of Independence. Hmm, thinks I, unlikely given the level of upfuckery conducted by the SNP around education and the NHS right now, not to mention … Continue reading →

The Deadly Sins of Social Media Analysts 05 May 2015
In case you haven’t heard, there’s a general election coming up here in the UK. This has caused a spike in the number of analysis I’m seeing from social media companies, a large number of them containing some horrific “sins … Continue reading →