Practical Distributed Processing

Phillip J. Brooke, Richard Freeman Paige

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Distributed processing has a strong theoretical foundation, but many day-to-day practitioners make limited use of the advantages this theory can give them. The result includes unreliable systems with obscure and intermittent failures that can cost time, money and in extreme cases, lives. Reliable construction of distributed and concurrent systems must incorporate theory in practice.
This book provides a concise presentation of the theory closely linked to the practical realisation of these concepts. This easy-to-follow textbook focuses on practical issues of building working distributed systems and gives an overview of the basic theory, principles and techniques, whilst illustrating how these fit together, via the process of building interesting, non-trivial systems.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages262
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-84628-841-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-84628-840-1
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameUndergraduate Topics in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)1863-7310

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