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Distributed Programming

Theory and Practice

Authors: Shankar, A. Udaya

  • Bridges the gap between books that focus on specific concurrent programming languages and books that focus on distributed algorithms
  • Programs are written in a “real-life” programming notation along the lines of  Java and Python Exercises
  • Examples are included in each chapter with on-line access to the solutions
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About this Textbook

Distributed Programming: Theory and Practice presents a practical and rigorous method to develop distributed programs that correctly implement their specifications. The method also covers how to write specifications and how to use them. Numerous examples such as bounded buffers, distributed locks, message-passing services, and distributed termination detection illustrate the method. Larger examples include data transfer protocols, distributed shared memory, and TCP network sockets.

Distributed Programming: Theory and Practice bridges the gap between books that focus on specific concurrent programming languages and books that focus on distributed algorithms.  Programs are written in a "real-life" programming notation, along the lines of Java and Python with explicit instantiation of  threads and programs.  Students and programmers will see these as programs and not "merely" algorithms in pseudo-code.  The programs implement interesting algorithms and solve problems that are large enough to serve as projects in programming classes and software engineering classes. Exercises and examples are included at the end of each chapter with on-line access to the solutions.

Distributed Programming: Theory and Practice is designed as an advanced-level text book for students in computer science and electrical engineering.  Programmers, software engineers and researchers working in this field will also find this book useful.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book is about how to write software for distributed systems while ensuring correctness. … This book intends to come out with a practical methodology for writing correct parallel programs. … The text covers most of the classic parallel programming topics like lock, message passing, bounded buffers, etc. It is addressed to researchers and students in parallel computing and can also be used by software professionals as a hands on writing correct parallel software.” (Corneliu Bârsan, zbMATH, Vol. 1276, 2014)

“As a textbook, it presents a thorough introduction to distributed programming in a language-agnostic framework based on assertional reasoning and supported by temporal logic. … As a reference book, Distributed Programming provides a set of fundamental concepts and their applications in a compact, straightforward format. The formalism introduced in the book is easy to grasp and provides a good template for language independence … . Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals.” (L. Benedicenti, Choice, Vol. 51 (1), September, 2013)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Distributed Programming
Book Subtitle
Theory and Practice
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4881-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-4881-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4880-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9593-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 386
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