Engineering Culture

Code Review: Best Practices and Common Pitfalls

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At trivago we have been using code reviews as a part of our process for a good while now. In the beginning they weren’t used by many teams but as word of their positive impact spread, more and more teams started adopting this practice, benefiting every day from its many advantages. Like any new practice it has been a learning process from the start. In this blog post I will cover why code reviews are incredibly beneficial when done right and will share what we have learned and which best practices we employ.

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Engineering Culture

A Large-Scale JavaScript Re-Learning Initiative

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While rolling out our brand-new JavaScript framework to the trivago Hotel Search, we started the largest teaching initiative that our dev department has seen so far. 40 developers, many workshops, many screencasts, some newly discovered teaching talent, some frustration, a lot of puzzle pieces. Read how it went.

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MVVM-C A simple way to navigate

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When thinking about design patterns and architectures in iOS development, MVC might be the first thing that comes to mind for most of you. But throughout the last years, MVC got a really bad reputation. Probably a lot of you heard about MVC as the massive view controller.

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Prioritizing resources for a faster app startup

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We’ve prioritized the resources that our users need to load and gained an impressive boost on our JavaScript application startup. In this article, I will explain how we’ve used Webpack, adjusted our handling of SVG icons and prioritized user needs to achieve up to 4.5 times faster startup.

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Engineering Culture

trivago Tech GetTogether 2016

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With engineers spread across four offices, collaboration and communication in trivago’s IT is a challenge. Additionally, new engineers join the company all the time, which makes it even harder to figure out who to talk to about certain products, packages, and technologies.

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