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Introduction to Reliable Distributed Programming

Authors: Guerraoui, Rachid, Rodrigues, Luís

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In modern computing a program is usually distributed among several processes. The fundamental challenge when developing reliable distributed programs is to support the cooperation of processes required to execute a common task, even when some of these processes fail.

Guerraoui and Rodrigues present an introductory description of fundamental reliable distributed programming abstractions as well as algorithms to implement these abstractions. The authors follow an incremental approach by first introducing basic abstractions in simple distributed environments, before moving to more sophisticated abstractions and more challenging environments. Each core chapter is devoted to one specific class of abstractions, covering reliable delivery, shared memory, consensus and various forms of agreement.

This textbook comes with a companion set of running examples implemented in Java. These can be used by students to get a better understanding of how reliable distributed programming abstractions can be implemented and used in practice. Combined, the chapters deliver a full course on reliable distributed programming. The book can also be used as a complete reference on the basic elements required to build reliable distributed applications.

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"This book deals with distributed systems. But unlike all other books in this area it treats the subject from a modular, specification viewpoint and not from the classical algorithmic view point. … This book is very remarkable, because it marks a change in attitude within computer science." (Jan Friso Groote, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1095 (21), 2006)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Reliable Distributed Programming
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-28846-6
DOI
10.1007/3-540-28846-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 300
Number of Illustrations and Tables
31 b/w illustrations
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