Article Roundup - Week of 9/3/17

Accessibility Testing with pa11y
Accessibility testing can be a painful process, and it is easy to miss things. Pa11y is an accessibility testing tool that loads a page with PhantomJS and then checks the page against web accessibility standards set by W3C.

JOIN Elimination: An Essential Optimiser Feature for Advanced SQL Usage
This article is not for the faint of heart, and if you aren’t comfortable with JOINs I would brush up your skills first. It is a nice view into query optimization, and the author even compares how things work in different RDBMSs.

Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names
People’s names are not simple things, and this article goes through a lot of the things that make them complex.