Juha-Matti Santala
Community Builder. Dreamer. Adventurer.

Week 10 of 2023

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.

  • Things DBs Don't Do - But Should by Gwen Shapira

    Databases come in all shapes and forms, some better for some needs. In this post, Gwen talks about some things that she thinks databases should be doing but don't currently do.

  • My ideal accessible components resource is holistic, well tested and easy to use by Hidde de Vries

    Another great article about accessibility by Hidde, this time about components and accessibility guidance.

  • Craft vs Industry: Separating Concerns by Thomas M. Semmler

    Is software engineering more of an artesan craft or an industrialized factory? Probably something in between or even fluctuating between the two. Thomas wrote this great article exploring this topic and highly recommend taking a read if you ever ponder these things yourself (or maybe if you're a manager and have some code artesans in your team).

  • Song of the Sea (2014)

    Song of the Sea is such a lovely story. It's an Irish animation movie about a young girl and her brother and fairies. I saw it back in the day when it came out and this week it popped up again and I rewatched it, being reminded what an amazingly written story it is.

  • The Pale Beyond

    This week I started playing The Pale Beyond which is an interesting and so well written and illustrated resource management/survival game set on a sailing ship that is exploring the icy waters. I'm still very much in the beginning of the game but so far it's been a great experience. It reminds me of Stirring Abyss in its style and strong story-telling, despite different genres.