Mobile

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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Front-End

Dropping IE8 Support: Consequences for JavaScript

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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.

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Engineering Culture

Team Work Made Simple with Guilds

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How can we organize the collaboration of more than a hundred developers on a wide range of topics? How could they decide about good practices in the company? Those are some questions that drove trivago to give it a try on a different structure: the guilds.

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Front-End

Large Scale CSS Refactoring at trivago

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While our company and our application were constantly growing, we often ran into some consistency issues between code and design. Because we didn’t have a design/frontend system and development guidelines to follow, our UI became cluttered and unsustainable.

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Front-End

How to export a JavaScript module to multiple formats

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When publishing a JavaScript library, we usually want to make it available to as many people as possible to maximize the library’s usefulness and adoption. In that respect, it can be helpful to users to have the library available in their preferred module format - CommonJS, AMD, ES6, etc.

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