Welcome to the Booking.com dev blog

Welcome to the Booking.com blog! Booking.com is an online hotel reservations company founded during the hey-days of the dot com era in the 90s. The product offering was initially limited to just the Dutch market. We grew rapidly to expand our offerings to include 240,000+ accommodations in 171 countries used by millions of unique visitors every month - numbers which continue to grow every single day. With such growth come interesting problems of scalability, design and localisation which we love solving every day.

We hope to use this blog to share some of our learnings, source code and occasionally new product announcements. We are kicking things off by a post by Steffen Müller. Those of you who follow the Perl community closely might know him but even if you don't, read on…