Hackathons! That’s where you feel super excited about creating something interesting, or useful, or just entertaining. They are a great way to encourage creativity and teamwork. Recently, trivago hosted a Python Hackathon in collaboration with the Python Usergroup Düsseldorf. The event was a full success!
One day, Memcached ran out of free memory. The method
get failed and all requests went directly to the database. Of course these calls also failed under the huge load, and eventually it caused downtime for the whole trivago website. Yikes!
We do think that our tech blog is full of interesting things powered by our engineers' great stories. Let us take you on a journey of how we maintain trivago tech blog from the technical perspective and how we recently automated its deployment process.
We all have been there, done that. You want to build an API that allows you to manipulate your entities so you start checking which specification to use. Maybe REST or JSON API or maybe no specification. Once you have decided which way to go it’s time to create the controllers. Each controller needs at least 5 actions: one to get a single entity, one to get the collection and 3 others to create, update and delete.
We were not as happy as we could be with out Cucumber test reporting solution - so we decided to build a new and shiny one from scratch.
Tackling hard problems is like going on an adventure. Solving a technical challenge feels like finding a hidden treasure. Want to go treasure hunting with us?View all current job openings
We’re a data-driven company. At trivago we love measuring everything. Collecting metrics and making decisions based on them comes naturally to all our engineers. This workflow also applies to performance, which is key to succeed in the modern Internet.
When I joined trivago a year ago we had problems with our releases. Read how we were able to switch from our bash release process to a new one.
How accessibility came from being neglected to being an important part of what we do at trivago
Sometimes advertisements just have to be bold. Especially when your goal is to hire creative thinkers, why not give them something to… think about!? That was our goal when we planned a new marketing campaign for Software Engineers.