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

Mark Nijhof mark.nijhof@REDACTED
Sat Jan 17 21:46:08 CET 2015

Not yet, but Riak is something I want to test out to see if it would be a
good fit for what I am doing

On Sat, Jan 17, 2015 at 9:23 PM, <lloyd@REDACTED> wrote:

> Hi Mark,
> Are you by chance running riak or riak CS on any of your machines?
> Thanks,
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Mark Nijhof" <mark.nijhof@REDACTED>
> Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2015 2:53pm
> To: "Christopher Meiklejohn" <cmeiklejohn@REDACTED>
> Cc: "erlang questions" <erlang-questions@REDACTED>
> Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] Ideas on Distributed Programming on single
> machine
>  I have had 14 different machines running on my 2 year old MacBook Air
> (granted they where not doing a whole lot) by just using docker. Each
> docker instance has its own IP and name ect. Worked really well. Make sure
> that in each docker you run tmux so yo can check both the output and do
> things with the machine.
> What I do is put the Dockerfile in a sub folder of the project (because
> docker copies all things in the folder the Dockerfile is hosted in into the
> container and that is slow) and then map ../ to a mountpoint inside the
> docker container. If your host is the same as the docker container then you
> can build locally and just restart the process in the containers.
>  -Mark
> On Sat, Jan 17, 2015 at 8:46 PM, 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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