[erlang-questions] Ideas on Distributed Programming on single machine

Harit Himanshu harit.subscriptions@REDACTED
Sat Jan 17 21:05:00 CET 2015

Wow! I am glad to know I am wrong because this opens up opportunities to do
distributed programming on my Macbook :)
Since I am very new to this, do you mind sharing any resources, links that
I can read to learn about "How to do" them?

Thanks a lot Christopher

On Sat, Jan 17, 2015 at 11:46 AM, Christopher Meiklejohn <
cmeiklejohn@REDACTED> wrote:

> On Jan 17, 2015, at 8:23 PM, Harit Himanshu <harit.subscriptions@REDACTED>
> wrote:
> This is really dumb question and I am pretty sure that there is limit to
> how much distributed programming could be learnt using single machine(I am
> using Mac in this case).
>> I am reading through Programming Erlang, Chapter 14, Distributed
>> Programming where Joe talk about how to run Name Server in distributed mode
>> as
>>    1.  I write and test my program in a regular nondistributed Erlang
>>    session. This is what we’ve been doing up to now, so it presents no new
>>    challenges.
>>    2.  I test my program on two different Erlang nodes running on the
>>    same computer.
>>    3.  I test my program on two different Erlang nodes running on two
>>    physically separated computers either in the same local area network or
>>    anywhere on the Internet.
>> You can get pretty far using all of the networking tools provided with
> your operating system to simulate various network conditions.  I do all of
> my daily distributed programming and research using a stock MacBook.
> Consider Kyle Kingsbury’s work on Jepsen where he’s able to find bug in
> several major distributed databases.  There are also tools such as ‘tc’
> which can be used to add arbitrary latency between processes.
> For what it’s worth, Basho does a significant amount of fault testing on a
> single machine by using fault-injection tools, or by facilities like
> ‘intercepts’ provided by Riak Test.
> My advice is this: do everything locally on your machine until you have a
> reason to move to separate infrastructure; it will be easier to develop and
> debug.
> - Chris
> Christopher Meiklejohn
> Senior Software Engineer
> Basho Technologies, Inc.
> cmeiklejohn@REDACTED
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