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Problem There are many test case management tools available out there but if the automation team does not select the right tool, they could face one or more of the below limitations: Cannot update test case execution results automatically. Cannot easily integrate with our defect tracking tool. Cannot create custom reports. Cannot notify test results to… Read more…

Problem: Scoring Service[1] is a microservice used at Hotwire to determine the order in which hotels get displayed to a user corresponding to her searched destination. It uses machine-learning models developed by the Data Science team to compute scores of hotels based on its features. Hotwire Search Team has built a robust container- based infrastructure… Read more…

Hotwire recently hosted its first team hackathon for 2016 focused on #Choice, drawing participants from Bellevue, Guadalajara, Kiev, and San Francisco. The 30 teams were formed from 120 hackers from Customer Operations, Engineering, Marketing, Product and Supply. The hackers were asked to address the power of choice by developing new features to bring more, better and… Read more…

PROBLEM When customers search for inventory at Hotwire, we want to present them with results that are relevant and meaningful. This will help the customers get to the inventory they are looking for faster and in turn power the growth of the business by impacting suppliers’ ability to push available inventory. Feature testing at Hotwire… Read more…

The purchase path in any m-commerce app needs least resistance and must be devoid of errors. Credit card entry is a very important component of the purchase path, and in our initial versions of the app this particular component was powered by a third-party open source library. The decision to use that library was purely… Read more…

Our partners give us access to their unsold inventory – empty seats on flights, empty hotel rooms, and extra cars on the lot – at big savings. By showing the name of our travel partner after customers book, Hotwire can get travel deals that are significantly below published prices. Because we can’t disclose a lot… Read more…