Over the last few years, we completely refactored what was described in our previous article about how we use the ELK stack for an overview of our test automation results, but some core concepts remain valid and applicable.
Makefiles in 2019 — Why They Still Matter
Make was created in 1976 by Stuart Feldman at Bell Labs to help build C programs. But how can this 40+ year old piece of software help us develop and maintain our ever-growing amount of cloud-based microservices?
Automate and Encourage! The New Tech Blog Deployment Process
We do think that our tech blog is full of interesting things powered by our engineers' great stories. Let me take you on a journey of how we maintain the trivago tech blog from the technical perspective and how we recently automated its deployment process.
Cluecumber Report Maven Plugin for Cucumber test reporting
At trivago, we use a Cucumber based framework for end-to-end tests of our most important web applications. Cucumber stores test result as JSON files which can be turned into human-readable test reports.
Continuous Performance Monitoring for PHP - The tale of Blackfire at trivago
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.
How we got rid of 5k lines of our bash release process
When I joined trivago a year ago, we had problems with our releases. The traffic was increasing each day. When we put the server back into the load balancer without warming up the OPcache it would die. From time to time the warmup failed silently. Our DCO (data center operations) crew had to log into the servers and restart a few processes manually. During this time every release was very intense.
Your Definite Guide For Autoscaling Jenkins
I love to take complex and tedious processes and automate the pain out of them until they are reduced to three or four steps!
As part of the release team of trivago, one of our roles is to create tools that make the lives of our developers easier so that they can create amazing features for our website.
Configuration management - How to start testing your salt formulas
Configuration management tools have recently gained a lot of popularity. At trivago we use SaltStack to automate our infrastructure. As the complexity of configuration files and formulas is increasing, we need a fast, reliable way to test our changes.
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