Engineering Culture

A Large-Scale JavaScript Re-Learning Initiative

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While rolling out our brand-new JavaScript framework to the trivago Hotel Search, we started the largest teaching initiative that our dev department has seen so far. 40 developers, many workshops, many screencasts, some newly discovered teaching talent, some frustration, a lot of puzzle pieces. Read how it went.

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Mobile

MVVM-C A simple way to navigate

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When thinking about design patterns and architectures in iOS development, MVC might be the first thing that comes to mind for most of you. But throughout the last years, MVC got a really bad reputation. Probably a lot of you heard about MVC as the massive view controller.

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Mobile

Prioritizing resources for a faster app startup

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We’ve prioritized the resources that our users need to load and gained an impressive boost on our JavaScript application startup. In this article, I will explain how we’ve used Webpack, adjusted our handling of SVG icons and prioritized user needs to achieve up to 4.5 times faster startup.

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Engineering Culture

trivago Tech GetTogether 2016

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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.

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Front-End

Dropping IE8 Support: Consequences for JavaScript

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When people hear about dropping support for a certain Internet Explorer version, they mostly think of all the CSS hacks and workarounds that could be removed as a consequence. However, dropping support for IE8 can have subtle, but profound effects on your JavaScript.

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