Juha-Matti Santala
Community Builder. Dreamer. Adventurer.

Week 18 of 2022

Weeklies are my notes of things not big enough for a blog post but worthy of being mentioned and linked to. Find all of my Weeklies at /weeklies.

  • Cool Things People Do With Their Blogs by Wouter Groeneveld

    One of my plans for the upcoming summer holiday is to go through all the developer blogs I have collected either because I like their blogs or for inspiration. I wanna write down one thing in each site that inspires me and then see how I can improve my own blog. Coincidentally I came across this blog post by Wouter who had already made a short list in similar vein and I got even more excited about my idea.

  • Lies we tell ourselves to keep using Golang by Amos

    A good, well-written rant that takes a critical look on a particular technology people are using is always a delight to read. Amos writes about Go and while I have never used Go (well, I technically once did but not enough to have an opinion), the ideas are great for reflection for technologies I use daily.

  • Why small pull requests are better by Ari-Pekka Koponen

    Recently I've read a lot of commentary in the Internet about how pull requests and code reviews are the bad way to go within a team and only suitable for no-trust environments like open source. I wholeheartedly disagree with that notion so it was lovely to see a very high quality post about how to become better at writing small pull requests. Swarmia's blog has other really good posts as well so while you're there, I recommend taking a look.

  • Wordle on Game Boy might be the coolest port yet by Kotaku

    I never got into the Wordlemania that took the world but I've been fascinating at the community creating different versions of the game. There's Finnish version Sanuli that was developed by a colleague, Worldle for geography geeks and Semantle for those who love the language. When I saw Jake Simmonds and Austin Evans build a modded Gameboy SP and play Wordle on Game Boy, I felt like I found the ultimate version.