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Dropping IE8 Support: Consequences for JavaScript

by Patrick Gotthardt 01. June 2016

When people hear about dropping support for a certain Internet Explorer version, they mostly think of all the CSS hacks and workarounds that could be removed as a consequence. However, dropping support for IE8 can have subtle, but profound effects on your JavaScript. Read on to learn what we experienced when discontinuing support for IE8.

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Team Work Made Simple with Guilds

by Tauan Zimmermann 24. March 2016

How to organize the collaboration of more than a hundred developers on a wide range of topics? How to make group decisions about good practices on a specific subject? Those are some questions that drove trivago to try a different structure: the guilds.

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At trivago we store a subset of our realtime metric data in InfluxDB and we are quite impressed by the load it can handle. Despite all the joy, we had to learn some lessons the hard way. It is pretty easy to overload the database or the web browser by executing queries that return too many datapoints. To prevent that, we wrote Protector - a circuit breaker for Time series databases that blocks malicious queries.

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