[erlang-questions] Why Distributed Is So Hard

Toby Thain <>
Mon Aug 30 16:09:36 CEST 2010


On 30-Aug-10, at 6:01 AM, Jayson Vantuyl wrote:

> Hey everybody,
>
> While it's not Erlang-specific, I know a lot of people here care a  
> lot about distributed programming.  I had a really good question  
> from someone the other day and it spawned a blog post that might  
> interest you.  In particular, most distributed programming in Erlang  
> is usually based on the assumption of

... you might remember, or wish to cite, this classic:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallacies_of_Distributed_Computing

--Toby



> a highly-available network layer (Mnesia, I'm looking at you).  This  
> post talks about why that isn't good enough for distributed, in  
> general, and gives a way to think about the problem specifically.
>
> http://is.gd/eLhKF
>
> Thanks,
>
> -- 
> Jayson Vantuyl
> 417-207-6962 (mobile)
> 
>
>
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