Tom Bartel

Tom Bartel

Tom is a software engineer by training and has a special interest in people management, coaching, and recruiting. He shares his thoughts at https://tombartel.me

Read Webpack Creator Visits trivago Headquarters

Webpack Creator Visits trivago Headquarters

It was a very special occasion for all JavaScript enthusiasts at trivago: Tobias Koppers, original creator of webpack, and now member of the webpack core team, visited us in our Düsseldorf office. Since we rely on webpack to build not only some very important internal tools, but also our core product, its importance to us cannot be overstated.

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Read Nine Nations, United in Code

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.

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.
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Read PHPUnit Code Sprint at trivago Offices, Oct. 13th/14th

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.

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Read A Large-Scale JavaScript Re-Learning Initiative

A Large-Scale JavaScript Re-Learning Initiative

Because our main application was getting ever more memory-hungry, our awesome JavaScript architecture team developed a modern, freakishly efficient component and rendering framework which we will open source and highlight in a series of future articles. In order to prove the framework's maturity, we wanted to roll it out to the trivago core application.

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