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trivago Tech Check-in: Meet Fabian

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In our new series, trivago Tech Check-in, we’re introducing you to some of our tech talents from across the globe who help keep our metasearch engine running smoothly everyday. In this first edition, you’ll meet Fabian Fritzsche, an engineering intern that works on the Microservice-System that feeds our GraphQL API with up-to-date hotel data.

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Google Cloud Workload-Placement-Guide

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At trivago we operate a hybrid infrastructure of both on-premise machines and clusters on Google Cloud. Over time, we came up with a set of deployment guidelines for running our workloads as more and more of them are migrating to Google Cloud. These are not strict rules, but rather suggestions to best serve each team’s needs. Teams are meant to have full control over their workloads, but most of the time they “just want to run things” and do not have the time or resources to care much about managing the underlying infrastructure.

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Interview for BrowserStack's Breakpoint 2020 Conference

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Breakpoint 2020 is a 4-day virtual summit on everything testing. It takes place on July 20-23, 2020. One of our engineers, Benjamin Bischoff will be giving a talk and BrowserStack did an interview with him! After 15 years as a game/application developer and trainer, Benjamin decided to make test automation his career. He’s currently a Test Automation Engineer in trivago’s core QA team. Benjamin is also the author and maintainer of two open source projects for Cucumber BDD parallel test execution and reporting.

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Cross-Cluster Traffic Mirroring with Istio

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The price of reliability is the pursuit of the utmost simplicity. — C.A.R. Hoare, Turing Award lecture Introduction Have you ever enthusiastically released a new, delightful version to production and then suddenly started hearing a concerning number of notification sounds? Gets your heart beating right? After all, you didn’t really expect this to happen because it worked in the development environment. This “But it worked in the development environment!

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ElasticWars Episode IV: A new field

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On a normal day, we ingest a lot of data into our ELK clusters (~6TB across all of our data centers). This is mostly operational data (logs) from different components in our infrastructure. This data ranges from purely technical info (logs from our services) to data about which pages our users are loading (intersection between business and technical data). At trivago,we use Kafka as a central hub for moving data between our systems (including logs).

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5 Tips to Boost Productivity When Working Remotely as an Engineer

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Throughout my career, I’ve had times where I worked 100% remotely. Overall working remotely can have benefits and even make you more productive as an engineer. I would like to share 5 tips that have worked very well for me. TLDR: Communicate more than you would normally do.

  1. Leverage working asynchronously This might seem as a disadvantage initially, but leverage that you are not communicating synchronously with each other. Use tools such as Drift, or any other video recording software to ask the other person questions.

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trivago joins the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

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“The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of the global technology infrastructure. CNCF brings together the world’s top developers, end users, and vendors and runs the largest open source developer conferences. CNCF is part of the nonprofit Linux Foundation.” - CNCF Last year, when visiting CloudNativeCon/KubeCon Europe in Barcelona (one of the biggest cloud-focused conferences in Europe), I noticed that there were some companies present in the exhibition space whose primary focus wasn’t software development.

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Read Accommodation Consolidation: How we created an ETL pipeline on cloud
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Accommodation Consolidation: How we created an ETL pipeline on cloud

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Imagine you go to your hotel for check-in and they say that your dog is not allowed even though the website clearly states that it is! trivago gets information about millions of accommodations from hundreds of partners and they keep on updating. There are many differences not just in the data format, but also in the data itself. There can be many discrepancies in the information and consolidating them can be a very complex process.

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Ask a Developer: Your Questions Answered

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We recently hosted a Q&A on our trivago tech Twitter and Life at trivago Instagram page, where we gave our followers the opportunity to ask our developers anything. Even though we tried to answer all of them on the day, we decided to compile some of the most recurring questions and their answers for you below! Getting a tech job at trivago Do you offer any opportunities for React developers? We don’t think in frameworks but in projects.

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