As a part of the series of posts already mentioned on WARP - A Web Application Rewrite Project, we are disclosing our process of making technical decisions. We hope that you find this process helpful. Maybe you can even pull something out for your own projects.
What Have I Even Been Doing Today?
You have always been an engineer, solving problems and writing code. Now, there is an opportunity to become an engineering manager. You are interested.
However, questions arise.
3 Things We Learned When Switching to TypeScript
WARP - A Web Application Rewrite Project
The First Prettier Plugin For Twig is Here
trivago open sourced a Prettier plugin for the Twig template language. It is available under the Apache 2.0 license, and you can access it on trivago's Github space.
The trivago core product runs on our own frontend framework Melody. Melody uses a Twig-inspired template language because when it was introduced, it had to be interoperable with our existing codebase, which was based on the Symfony PHP framework with Twig as the default template language.
Webpack Creator Visits trivago Headquarters
Nine Nations, United in Code
Ten participants from nine countries — India, Cuba, Tunisia, England, Poland, Spain, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brazil. Even on trivago scale, this kind of diversity was impressive.
These were the software developers who were selected for the trivago Tech Camp 2018, an eight-day event taking place at the trivago campus in Düsseldorf, Germany. The event is aimed primarily at IT students, but the admission rules are not terribly strict — basic-to-intermediate coding and problem-solving skills suffice, and many candidates sent in code samples which were so advanced that we were quite impressed. In the end, we also had a physicist on board.
trivago engineering is excited and looking forward to welcoming Kyle Simpson to the spectacular new trivago Campus.
In an Open Source World, Everyone Wins - Here's Why
Imagine a world without open source software. Pretty scary, isn't it?
There would be no free operating systems that let you take full control of your computer.
trivago Tech Camp 2017
It's not only a topic that is very dear to our CEO Rolf Schrömgens, but that trivago as an entire organization cares about. Without good education, we will not be able to continue to add great people to our teams, or advance as a society.
PHPUnit Code Sprint at trivago Offices, Oct. 13th/14th
You do not run a successful, stable software project over several years without some amount of automated testing. If several dozens of developers are working on the same code base, the need for test automation becomes even greater. After all, their changes might have unintended effects on other people's code, or on certain edge cases that will not be noticed until the changes go live — and maybe not even then.
trivago Tech GetTogether 2016
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.
trivago Internal Hackathon 2015, 2nd edition
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 :-)
One of our core values at trivago is fanatic learning. A great way to learn and expand your knowledge is to creatively try new technologies, or to apply well known technologies to new situations, without having to pay attention to a strict schedule or deadline. Exactly that is what roughly 120 engineers were doing on the first Thursday and Friday in December: It was internal hackathon time, meaning each developer could spend two entire days on their own projects as he or she saw fit.
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