Around a year ago, in our large scale refactoring project also known as Project Ironman, we stepped away from image sprites that we used for our icons. In this post we will explain our reasoning behind this decision and how it improved maintainability and website performance.
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At trivago we are building and using a Pattern Library which is based on Brad Frost’s Pattern Lab adapted to our needs; our patterns are written in Twig. This Pattern Lab is based around Brad’s Atomic Design, which is also something that we are embracing.
When using webpack to build your assets, it’s only a matter of time until you wish for targeted builds. Whether it’s the output of the library you’re working on (CJS, UMD, AMD, Var, etc.), or the specific feature set (IE8 support, no IE8 support).
parallel-webpack can run those builds in parallel.
One of our core values at trivago is fanatic learning. Twice a year, the trivago software developers gather to have a 2 day internal hackathon. This December saw another round of ambitious creativity, relaxed atmosphere, and good food.
Caching data is an essential part in many high-load scenarios. A local 1st-level cache can augment a shared 2nd-level cache like Redis and Memcached to further boost performance. An in-process cache involves no network overhead, so the cache speed is only limited by local resources like CPU, memory transfer speed and locking.
Here at trivago we write a huge number of log messages every day that need to be stored and monitored. To handle all these messages we created Gollum, a tool that enables us to conveniently send messages from multiple sources to different services.
At trivago we love hotels above everything else, but we also like metrics, we love to measure everything, compare, decide, improve and then rinse and repeat. In this blog entry we are going to describe our experience with InfluxDB, a time series database that we are using to store some real time metrics.
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