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An Open Door to Open Source: Relive our OSS Conference

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A quick recap At the end of last year, to celebrate our continued sponsorship of the Open Source community, we hosted a small conference with special guests at our Düsseldorf campus. We initially hoped to welcome Tobias Koppers and Sean Larkin from Webpack, plus some internal speakers. What we didn’t expect was the huge amount of fantastic speakers who wanted to present their projects to the community. In the end, Sean unfortunately couldn’t make it but we did have a chance to welcome Marvin Hagemeister, Juan Picado, Norbert de Langen and Pia Mancini as speakers, plus our own amazing talents.

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Better URL Search with Elasticsearch

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At trivago, we generate a huge amount of logs and we have our own custom setup for shipping logs using mostly Protocol Buffers. Eventually we end up with some fields in Elasticsearch (ES) that contain partial (or full) URLs. For instance, in our specific case we store the query component of the URL in a field called query and the path component in a field named url_path. Sample values for these fields could be:

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Read Meet us at A New Dawn, IxDA20 in Milan, Italy
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Meet us at A New Dawn, IxDA20 in Milan, Italy

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A New Dawn, IxDA20 is one of the biggest events dedicated to design and brings together some of the brightest talent in the world from design to psychology to business. At trivago we live diversity. We have 55 localised platforms and internally you can find talents from around 90 different nationalities all working towards providing a better experience to our customers. We are constantly evolving as we face organisational, societal and industrial challenges.

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Read trivago Magazine's Journey to Server-Side Rendering
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trivago Magazine's Journey to Server-Side Rendering

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In the beginning of 2019, the trivago Magazine team decided to switch over from a JavaScript Single Page Application to Server-Side Rendering. This article describes the why, the how, and further challenges of this journey. Single Page Applications and their Issues The trivago Magazine started as a simple WordPress (WP) blog about interesting hotels and travel destinations. We used a customized WP theme that provided proper user navigation as well as SEO and further functionality.

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Read Meet us at FOSDEM, Brussels, Belgium
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Meet us at FOSDEM, Brussels, Belgium

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FOSDEM in Brussels is one of our favorite conferences each year as it fully reflects our love for Free and Open Source software. We strongly believe in sharing knowledge not only internally, but also with the tech community around the world. This is one of the reasons why we support Open Source software through development and sponsorship. For example, we are the second biggest supporter on Open Collective and we have a ton of our own Open Source projects too.

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Read Getting Ready For The Big Data Apocalypse
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Getting Ready For The Big Data Apocalypse

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trivago Intelligence was born in 2013 with two main objectives: First, to provide bidding capability to the advertisers, who are listed on trivago, and second, to provide them with metrics related to their own hotels; like clicks, revenue, and bookings (typical BI data). This project faced a wave of inevitable data growth which lead to a refactoring process which produced a lot of learnings for the team. As I expect it to be useful for other teams who deal with similar challenges, this article will describe why a team started a full migration of technologies, how we did it and the result of it.

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Open Source? trivago.

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Open Source? trivago. When we announced our renewal of our investment in Webpack and Babel last year, I found a tweet from Guillermo Rauch, CEO of zeit.co, one of the most interesting serverless computing companies at the moment. We’ve spoken before about how Open Source allows everyone to win and we’ve explained how Webpack and Babel are vital infrastructure projects that are essential to modern web development. All of that is still true and that is why we are continuing our investment in Babel and Webpack for another year.

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Read Automation-First Approach Using the Karate API Testing Framework
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Automation-First Approach Using the Karate API Testing Framework

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Adopting an automation-first mindset is the first step to reduce manual and repetitive work. Thinking this way enables us to move faster, and more efficiently. It unburdens us from mundane, repetitive work, allowing us to focus on solving problems and creating value in the Software Development Life Cycle. So the first thing is to look for a tool that helps us write automated tests faster and is easy to maintain.

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