An introductory overview of distributed systems—what they are and why they're difficult to build....
An introductory overview of distributed systems—what they are and why they're difficult to build. We explore fundamental ideas and practical concepts in distributed programming. What is the CAP theorem? What is distributed consensus? What are CRDTs? We also look at options for solving the split-brain problem while considering the trade-off of high availability as well as options for scaling shared data.